Courtney picks up the winning prize in the Major Series

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Premium Supplier 6th May 2014

Courtney picks up the winning prize in the Major Series

Major International and the Craft Guild of Chefs work in partnership to organise the annual Major Culinary Challenge and Major Series of Display Classes. The national competition, open to junior and senior chefs of varying skill levels, take place throughout the year at venues around the country and culminate in the live final which was this year held on day one of Hotelympia 2014.

The standard was extraordinarily high once again and it proves this event is growing in popularity year on year and really is attracting the best young chefs in the industry. Courtney Peters stood out from the crowd and took home the first prize of £500 by winning ‘Best in Class’ with his winning dish. Not only was his menu selection imaginative, he really brought out the fllavours of his dish, accentuating the chicken with his choice of Major Mari Base marinade. The competition was judged by Major’s very own Brian Eastment and the Craft Guild of Chefs judges Christopher Basten, Scott Lucas and Wayne Harris.

“The standard of the students is rising every year at the Major Series and we were thrilled with the outcome. We witnessed and tasted some fantastic recipes, all using the Major products and the chefs did exceptionally well.” comments Brian Eastment, Executive Development Chef of Major International.

This year’s competition is slightly different to the previous years in that there has been a New Street food class added, mirroring the new revolution taking the country by storm. Competitors are given 30 minutes to cook and present two portions of a wok or noodle dish based on the Major ‘Simply Taste’ concept again using a Mari Base marinade of their choice.

“The aim of the Major Series is not only to promote culinary excellent but also to nurture talent. Today this is seen as one of the UK’s premier competitions and it’s a great way to encourage creativity and showcase your skills. We were overwhelmed by the standard in the final and the Mari Base marinades were used very well. The possibilities are endless with our marinades so show us let your imagination run wild your what you’ve got!” comments David Bryant, Managing Director of Major International.

The next heat for the Major Series XII is to be held at Durham College on Friday 16th May. To register your interest contact Franciska Kiraly on 020 8948 3870 or email enquiries@craftguildofchefs.org.