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Kent Young Chefs 2016

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Kieran Jones, from Homewood School, Tenterden and Liam Banks from Knole Academy, Sevenoaks, have been named Senior and Junior winners of the Kent Young Chef Award 2016, after the ‘Live Cook Off’ at Mid Kent College, Maidstone.

Kent Young Chef 2016 152The eight finalists: four Junior and four Senior, took part in the live final on Wednesday 16th November. The competition took place in the wonderful new catering facilities in the former University for the Creative Art’s building which the College recently refurbished.

The four Kent based Judges, led by celebrity Chef Richard Phillips had the arduous task of selecting the winners in what proved to be a very close matched competition with incredibly high standards from all the finalists.

The Senior winner, Kieran, aged 14, cooked an accomplished and professionally presented plate of Herb Crusted Kentish Lamb Cutlets, Paneed Lamb BonBon with a Red Wine Jus, Fondant Potato and Carrot Puree.

Junior winner, Liam, aged 13, also served an incredible Kentish lamb dish; Rump of Kentish Lamb served on a bed of Pan Fried Sweet Potato, Roasted Tomato and Sweet Potato and Parsnip Crisps.

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