College names chef of the year

PUBLISHED: 16:01 11 June 2015

Abigail Pearce with her lamb dish.

Abigail Pearce with her lamb dish.

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A STUDENT at Weston College wowed two Michelin star chefs to be crowned the centre’s junior chef of the year.

Abigail Pearce, aged 19, has just completed the college’s level three professional cookery course and demonstrated her skills by cooking up a lamb dish for chefs Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, who run Casamia Restaurant in Bristol.

The teenager served up lamb cutlets with bacon and lamb liver, celeriac puree and spring vegetables served with a port wine jus enhanced with Belgian chocolate at the competition held at the college’s training kitchen.

Abigail said: “I’ve grown a lot through the course and refined my skills.

“I’m really happy to have won, especially knowing the standard of work produced by the others.

“It was amazing to have my dish judged by Jonray and Peter.”

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