Is­land’s young chefs are hot stuff

The Oban Times - - News -

THREE teams have now been se­lected to take part in the ‘cook off’ fi­nal of the 2016 Field to Fork com­pe­ti­tion run by Ar­gyll Col­lege.

The judges were im­pressed with the first round menu sub­mis­sions and have se­lected two teams from Tober­mory High School and one from Her­mitage Academy in He­lens­burgh who will now com­pete for the win­ner’s tro­phy and £100 prize money.

The teams will pre­pare their two- course menus for the judg­ing panel in the col­lege’s pro­fes­sional train­ing kitchen at its Oban cen­tre to­day (Thurs­day Novem­ber 3).

The com­pe­ti­tion is be­ing held as part of Ar­gyll En­ter­prise Week and has been de­signed to en­cour­age se­nior school pupils to ex­plore the lo­cal food and hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­tries.

Alexan­der McLean and Joseph Mitchell from Tober­mory High will be cook­ing In­ver­lussa mus­sels in a white wine and pars­ley sauce, served with freshly baked soda bread, fol­lowed by spaghetti car­bonara us­ing Isle of Mull bacon and smoked cheese, served with Glen­gorm herb and leaf salad.

Also from Tober­mory, Tor­ran Mealand will be mak­ing Mull smoked had­dock with a pars­ley sauce and Glen­gorm onion mash, fol­lowed by in­di­vid­ual Glen­gorm car­rot cakes topped with Isle of Mull crowdie icing.

Her­mitage Academy’s Grace Lewis, Leah MacPher­son, Amy Ring­ham and Cara McQueen will be cook­ing Ar­gyll smoked had­dock and potato tim­bales fol­lowed by ‘Scot­tish bread pud­ding gold edi­tion’ with berries and cream.

Teams will be judged on their cre­ative use of lo­cal food and their ap­proach to sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents, as well as the qual­ity and pre­sen­ta­tion of their fin­ished dishes.

The guest judge is Shaun Squires, head chef at the Manor House Ho­tel in Oban. Shaun will be as as­sisted in judg­ing by Ar­gyll Col­lege hos­pi­tal­ity cur­ricu­lum man­ager, Dar­lene Rus­sell, pro­fes­sional cook­ery tu­tor Chris Wolfe and Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands re­gional skills group project man­ager Wilma Brown.

Each team mem­ber will re­ceive an Ar­gyll Col­lege apron and the win­ning team will re­ceive a tro­phy and £100 for their school.

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