Budding Chefs wow the judges!
On Tuesday 16th April, after qualifying through five competitive rounds, ten outstanding chefs competed in West Hill’s 2013 MasterChef contest.
The chefs worked calmly and professionally for 75 minutes to prepared dishes ranging from a delicious Vegetarian Lasagne to a sublime Deconstructed Black Forest Gateaux.
The judging was led by Gareth Harrison and Mark Stower and, after working with the Roux brothers, Nigel Howarth and several other Michelin starred chefs, both know good food when they see and taste it.
Gareth Harrison said “To select a winner was incredibly difficult because the quality of the food produced was outstanding!”
Mark Stower said ”The quality, flavours, textures and presentation of each of the dishes was exceptional!”
Despite the remarkably high standard a decision had to be made and after much discussion Euan Keogh’s Egg Frittata and Chocolate Ganache was awarded 3rd place and Sahib Islam’s Lamb Chops with Potato and Biryani, 2nd place.
This year’s MasterChef winner was Josh Finigan with his impressive Creamy Lasagne and Ginger Tiramisu. In making his dishes Josh made his own pasta and béchamel sauce and his twist on the traditional tiramisu was considered to be a real hit by the judges.
For their efforts, all three chefs received a copy of Larousse Gastronomique, Sahib also received a pasta making kit and Josh received a very generous allowance for a meal at a top Manchester restaurant of his choice.
Other finalists were Andrew Betts, Ethan Clifford, Daniel Tilbrook, Callum McGovern , Sachin Mistry, Jordan Smith and Matthew Smith.
The school would like to thank Harrison Catering Services Limited for their very generous sponsorship of the event.