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Kent Young Chef Awards

Kent Young Chef Awards

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Executive Head Chef Ewan Simpson has joined the judging panel for the 7th annual Kent Young Chef Awards. 

Ewan, along with the judging panel searched for 8 finalists from Kent's budding young cooks or chefs to go through to a Live Cook Off, which took place on Friday 13th November.

When asked about his expectations are for this year's Kent Young Chef Awards, Ewan says "I think people are exposed to much more higher end food these days with the success of shows like Great British Menu and Masterchef. The general standard of what people do at home is a lot more creative and ambitious so it will be interesting to see what effect this has had on these young chefs and to reflect on what I and my peers were like 12 years ago when I was looking to get into the industry".

After a tough ‘Live Cook Off’ at the Hadlow Group, West Kent College, Tonbridge, the winners of this year’s Kent Young Chef Awards have been decided!  Lillie Matthews from Meopham School and Kajan Subakannan from St Olaves and St Saviours Grammar School, Orpington, have been named Senior and Junior winners of the Kent Young Chef Award 2015,. 

When asked about the young chefs, Ewan Simpson, Head Chef, Rowhill Grange Hotel, said “As a professional chef, I have been incredibly impressed with the knowledge of ingredients that the junior finalists showed.  To appreciate flavour combinations and using seasonal local produce is heart-warming.  All the junior finalists were aged 12, when I look back at my own skills at that age they were not as honed as these young people.”

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