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9th December 2009

BRIDPORT: Harry wins kitchen cook off

By Stuart Broom

HARRY Hitchcock beat off three other rivals last week to clinch the annual Young Chef competition sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bridport.

The competition held at the Local Food Links premises on St Michaels Trading Estate was hotly contested but after a gruelling two hours in the kitchen Harry emerged the judge’s choice and goes forward to the district finals to be held at Wincanton in the New Year.

The four finalists had to prepare a starter and main course for under £10 which was judged not only for its flavour and texture but its presentation. They also had to prepare the table setting and produce a menu.

Harry and the other young chefs Lauren Furnell, Jake Wild and Oliver Imber, all pupils at The Sir John Colfox School all impressed the judges Ian Simpson of the White House Hotel, Charmouth, Nicky Cooper from the Bull Hotel, Bridport and Joll Reynolds from Local Food links, with their culinary skills which they have honed under the supervision of instructor Clive Coombs.

Mr Simpson on behalf of the judges told them: “We congratulate you all on the high standards you have achieved and are sure that should you make it a career that you will all be successful.”

All the chefs received £10 towards the cost of the ingredients with Harry also receiving a further £10 for winning the competition.

PICTURE: TASTY - The chefs, judges and members of the Rotary Club of bridport pose for a picture after the cook-off. Back, left to right,  Clive Coombs (instructor at Local Food Links), Harry Hitchcock (winner), Mike Conway (Rotary Organiser), Oliver Imber, Jake Wild, Lauren Furnell and Brian Evans (Rotary President Elect). Front, left to right, the judges, Jill Reynolds (Local Food Links), Nicky Cooper (Bull Hotel) and Ian Simpson (White House Hotel, Charmouth).


BRIDPORT: Harry wins kitchen cook off


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