Teflon™ DSA – 2019 Winners

Keen Young Cook Winner

Ruby Dyer, Chancellor's Girls School.

Ruby Dyer, 16, cooked her way to the top of the Keen Young Cooks category in 2019's Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards. She has secured the opportunity to take up the sponsored three year Specialised Chefs Scholarship with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and managed by Bournemouth & Poole College.

"I am studying the Food Diploma,  I achieved a level 9 at GCSE, and I look forward to my food lessons throughout the week. I thoroughly enjoy cooking regularly with my mum as well as at school. I would like to win as it will enhance my growing knowledge of cooking in a professional kitchen, which will benefit me as I aspire to study Food and Nutrition as a degree and hopefully become a nutritionist in the future; its where my passion lies."

Ruby beat 12 others to the title in the National Final with her signature bake Poached Haddock Timbale topped with a Quail’s Egg.

 

Check out her winning recipe here

Aspiring Student Chef Winner

Lily Stock, Westminster Kingsway College

Lily Stock, 19, impressed the judges with her signature classic with a twist which was inspired by Auguste Escoffier; Tournedos a la Bordelaise.

The Westminster Kingsway College student beat 8 other student chefs in the 

2019 Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards National Final to win the sponsored three year Specialised Chefs Scholarship with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and managed by Bournemouth & Poole College along with cash prize and cookware.

"I am a young enthusiastic chef who loves to experiment with different flavours. I am passionate about cooking & love being in the kitchen creating new taste experiences. I would love to win this award to demonstrate just how far I have come on my chefs journey & to put myself under the spotlight & increased pressure of cooking in this environment. I believe I have all the skills necessary to show what a good, young chef can deliver and I cannot wait." 

 

Check out her winning recipe here

Keen Home Cook Winner

James Hooper, Portsmouth

Our Keen Home Cook champion, James Hooper, cooked his way to the top with his romantic 3-course dinner menu consisting of:

 

Starter: Seared Scallops with Cucumber Salad

Main: Roasted Duck Breasts with Orange Sauce, Roasted New Potatoes, and Broccoli with Almonds

Dessert: Dark Chocolate Fondants with Chocolate Sauce and Crushed Pistachios

"I am a self-taught cook. I started cooking to invite a graduate engineer at work for dinner; we celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next May. As my wife works full-time, I cook every day (and do the shopping). My favourite cuisine is Italian although this meal is French influenced. Nigel Slater is my favourite cookery writer; his “30-minute cook" was a lifesaver when the children were small. I think I'm a good cook but winning this competition would prove it."

James will be joining Lesley Waters to partake in a Hands-On-Day at the Lesley Waters Cookery School as part of his foodie weekend for 2 prize.

Check out some of his winning recipes here.

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