Disaster cook Lola named one of most hopeless in UK
She competes for title to improve kitchen confidence
Lola Skinner, from Amersham, has been chosen from hundreds of entries as one of Britain’s most hopeless cooks and she will take part in the annual Kenwood Disaster Chef competition.
Despite her best intentions and her keen passion for food, lifestyle blogger and mum of two Lola is currently known amongst her family as “the one who can’t cook”.
Keen to shed this title and move away from her staple of rice and chicken, Lola hopes the Disaster Chef competition can help her wow her family with a variety of new dishes.
Her past disasters, including curdled cheesecakes and sunken birthday cakes, have held Lola back from trying new things, but with a helping hand from Kenwood, she hopes to regain her confidence in the kitchen.
Chef Raymond Blanc said: “Gastronomy is all about creating new tastes, learning new skills and experimenting. It’s exactly what we’re doing with the Kenwood Disaster Chef competition – helping less confident cooks connect with food.
“We want to equip beginners with the basic tools for cooking and watch them build upon these skills to dishes.
“My own curiosity to learn about food began when my father gifted me a calendar and foraging map for my tenth birthday. I have not stopped foraging for new flavour combinations or cooking skills since and understand the magic of food.”
Lola will now compete against nine other disastrous chefs in the hope of turning her culinary skills around. They will compete for a £4,000 prize package in front of judges including Raymond Blanc, Great British Bake Off finalist Miranda Gore Browne and Kenwood development chef Martin Johns on November 28 at Aveqia in London.
Lola Skinner is a finalist in the Kenwood Disaster Chef competition