Brakes and Initial unveil winners of their ‘Best of British' competition

27 April 2011 by
Brakes and Initial unveil winners of their ‘Best of British' competition">" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Initial Catering]( - have been announced.

Blackburn College catering student Steve Amos and Initial chef Craig Lonsdale (based at United Utilities in Warrington) took the title in the competition, which was staged by supplier [Brakes - ]( Initial Catering to celebrate British food, leadership skills, cooking techniques and team work.

The winners, who had not met before the competition, had to create two innovative dishes fit for directors' dining based on ingredients supplied by Brakes that included [Marine Stewardship Council]( sustainable fish for the starter, British [Red Tractor-accredited proteins for the main course and Red Tractor fresh produce to accompany both dishes. The dessert was created from a mystery box of ingredients, also supplied by Brakes.

Amos and Lonsdale's winning menu was:

â- A starter of pan-fried spiced hake loin with cannellini bean and smoked bacon veloute starter;
â- A main meal of pencil fillet of beef with a chicken parfait wrapped in cured ham, panache of vegetables and potato; and
â- A dessert of steamed apple suet pudding with crème anglaise shot glass.

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