The mystery box challenge is in memory of beloved tutor, Catherine Dunkley.
Level 4 Cookery students did her proud with their mystery boxes of lamb and seasonal vegetables including purple cauliflower and carrots. The students also have access to a pantry of other goods to add to their dishes.
Congratulations to Alicia who took out the Catherine Dunkley Award. The judges said the cooking of the protein part of a dish has to be perfect because that is how customers choose a dish. Alicia achieved that with her rump lamb with purple cauliflower puree, pea puree, sautéed shallot and baby carrots in orange juice.
Thanks to our sponsors Southern Hospitality, Ewing Poultry and City and Guilds.
Filo took second prize.
Rachael was third with her lamb and Moroccan couscous dish.
The judges commended all chef students on their professional approach and their work ethic.