The 10 teams through to the final of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge, run in collaboration with the Craft Guild of Chefs, have been announced.
The successful student teams to make it through to the final are:
- Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock Campus)
- Carlisle College
- City of Glasgow College
- City of Liverpool College
- Loughborough College
- Newcastle College
- Peterborough Regional College
- SERC (South Eastern Regional College)
- University of Derby
- West Suffolk College
Chairman of judges, Chris Basten, commented: "I was excited to see what the students would present in the semi-final heats and they certainly didn't disappoint. It's always difficult replicating your menu under the watchful eyes of the judges but all the students responded well to the pressure and showed off some fantastic skills and techniques. Commiserations to the teams who just missed out but a huge congratulations to those who made the final!"
Vasita Jantabutara, Country Range brand manager, added: "For student chefs in the early stages of their culinary career to be able to plan, prepare and execute dishes of that quality is remarkable, so a huge well done to all the students who took part in the semi-finals."
The final of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2019/2020 competition will take place at HRC on Tuesday 3 March at midday.