Students from UK catering colleges are being invited to enter a new competition to become the Game-to-Eat Student Chef of the Year 2013 in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Colleges including Petroc, Thanet, Bournemouth, and Derby are being visited by Game-to-Eat’s Consultant Chef Lee Maycock who will be giving an in-depth briefing on ‘fur and feather’ as well as a cookery demonstration on delicious game dishes.
Year 2 and 3 catering students can participate in the competition, which requires original recipes using partridge or pheasant and colour photograph to be submitted. Ten finalists will then be invited to a cook-off in London where Lee and an expert panel of judges will choose a winner and two runners up.
The prize fund includes £500 of equipment vouchers along with a week’s work experience at a top restaurant.
Alexia Robinson of Game-to-Eat says: “The Game-to-Eat campaign was set up to encourage more people to eat game, either at home or when in a restaurant. We feel this competition will give chefs of the future a good introduction to cooking game and the flavours that work well together. As a wild, free-range seasonal meat it is a must-have for all restaurant menus.”
The Game-to-Eat campaign has been running for over 10 years and has launched Game-to-Eat month: Go Wild with British Game, running 1st-30th November 2012, pubs, restaurants and butchers are being invited to use the month to promote game to a wider audience.
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