Ayr College defends Chef Challenge title

22 February 2008
Ayr College defends Chef Challenge title

Ayr College become the first team in the competition's 14-year history to successfully defend their crown at Brakes Student Team Chef Challenge 2008 final.

Ten colleges took part in the final in which they were required to cook and serve a three-course meal in one hour 45 minutes.

The team of three Ayr College students, Kallaya Smillie, Peter Graham, Craig Rodger, served up a starter of goat's cheese, sweet basil, red pepper and chicken pressée served with grape and rocket salad tomato chutney and pesto dressing followed by slow cooked shoulder and oven roasted best end of Ayrshire lamb served with a forest mushroom risotto cake, celeriac slaw, truffled spinach, thyme glazed carrots and a red wine essence, and a chilled vanilla panna cotta with caramelised orange and passion fruit and warm beignet to finish.

Runner up was the team from Westminster College and the team from Thames Valley University came in third.

By Diane Lane

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