GREAT BRITISH MASTERCLASS

GREAT BRITISH MASTERCLASS
North West Young Chef of the Year

North West Young Chef of the Year

Premium Supplier 8th June 2012

GREAT BRITISH MASTERCLASS

The North West Young Chef Finalists of 2012 were treated this week to a Master Class with Aiden Byrne at Harthill Cookery School in Tattenhall. The five finalists hoping to take the crown, guaranteeing them a place in National Young Chef of the Year 2012, are Laura Daniels from Cheshire, Scott Fairweather from Cumbria, Amelia Vella from Greater Manchester, Lewis Gallagher from Lancashire and Owen West from Merseyside.The master class was an opportunity for the young chefs to get some final tips and advice before the final on 12th June at Manchester College, Didsbury. North West Young Chef Competition Chairman of Judges, Brian Mellor, said “we put the master class together as it’s great to be able to give something back to these young chefs. They have all worked so hard to make it through to the final.” Great British MenuDuring the master class Aiden Byrne demonstrated the fish course he produced for the Great British Menu television series; Beetroot poached salmon with caviar, razor clam, fennel and beetroot. He advised the chefs to “know when to stop, have the discipline to know when a dish is complete.” During the question and answer session Aiden said to the chefs “you all clearly have the bug to cook just by being here today. This business is about passion and really knowing what direction you want to take. Perseverance is key.” He went on to say “don’t ever stop learning; you must invest time to develop your skills. Take sideways steps to broaden your knowledge.” Throughout the morning, each of the young chefs had the opportunity to speak to each other and with Aiden about his experiences and the dishes they are putting together for the Essential Cuisine Sponsored North West Young Chef Competition Final. As the master class came to an end, Aiden told the chefs “everyone has their own journey to take. Hopefully, you can take some of the things we have talked about today with you on each of your journeys.”

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