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Aaron Slimming wins Lexington Catering's LexChef 2010

01 December 2010 by
Aaron Slimming wins Lexington Catering's LexChef 2010

Aaron Slimming, junior sous chef at the offices of investment management firm Man Group, has been named Lexington Catering's LexChef 2010.

Slimming, who took the title following a cook-off at the head office of property specialist Knight Frank last week, won a stay plus the 10-course tasting menu for two at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.

They were judged by Trinity's Adam Byatt, ex-French Laundry pastry chef Claire Clark, Mark Flanagan of Buckingham Palace, chef-restaurateur Chris Galvin and Amanda Afiya, web editor of Caterersearch.com.

All competitors, including the semi-finalists, received a signed copy of Byatt's How To Eat In cook book.

The six finalists were given three hours in which to produce a three-course menu from a set basket of ingredients. The winning dishes from Slimming comprised seafood broth with razor clams, mussels and salmon; duck wellington, butternut squash purée and thyme and Madeira sauce; and rhubarb and apple upside down cake with vanilla ice-cream.

Lexington chef-director Robert Kirby said: "A truly fantastic result, particularly as Aaron is a junior chef who competed against Lexington's finest senior chefs and came through. This underpins our commitment to the next generation of superstars."

Visit Table Talk](http://www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk/media/lexchef2010/lexchef2010-video-10086.aspx) to see a video from the LexChef 2010 event.

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By Janie Stamford

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