The northern regional finals of the Young Chef Young Waiter
The winner of the chef regional final, held at Darlington College, was Rose Greene from Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham.
Runners-up were Mark Stinchcombe (Lucknam Park, Colerne), Jenny Thoden (the Church Green, Lymm) and Lahiru Jayasekara (Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Great Milton).
Chairman of the seven-strong panel of chef judges was Bruce Poole of Chez Bruce, London.
Winner of the waiters' competition, held at Von Essen's Seaham Hall in County Durham, was Harald Prock (Mosimann's) with Catherine Hudson (the Longridge Restaurant, Preston), Daniel Campbell (Number One Restaurant, Balmoral hotel, Edinburgh) and Peter Saunders (Northcote hotel, Blackburn) as runners-up.
Chairman of the panel of waiters' judges was Stephen Mannock, from the National Skills Academy for Hospitality.
"Young Chef Young Waiter continues to highlight the talent that the hospitality industry is producing," said Bob Walton, chairman of the Restaurant Association, which organises the event.
"With the skills and enthusiasm displayed in the competition, we can be justly proud of the young people who are making their career in the industry."
The southern regional chefs' final will be held at Thames Valley University's Ealing College on September 14 and at Von Essen's Cliveden on September 15.
All eight winners now go forward to the national finals which will be held at Westminster Kingsway College on 6 October.
Other sponsors of Young Chef Young Waiter are the Savoy Educational Trust, HSBC, Sodexo, S. Pellegrino, Wild Harvest, Laurent Perrier and Matthew Clark.
By Emily Manson
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