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Catering students round off the term with another win

MidKent College Catering students have once again proven their skills at a competition with North Kent College, The Ashes.

Students were briefed with designing a menu compromising of a three-course meal for two guests, using local ingredients and using classic cookery methods, but with a modern twist. The cost must have been below £8 a head, and The Executive Chef of the Royal Claredon Hotel, and the Owner of Brassiere 32, both in Gravesend, judged the event.

The team decided less is more, and kept their dishes simple. Kai’s Pan Seared Salmon dish was graded dish of the day, and when Liam took charge of the Roasted Rump of Lamb, he was told it was perfectly cooked. Sarah’s final deconstructed lemon meringue pie ought praise thanks to her perfect balance between the tartness of the lemon and sweetness.

Judges also picked up on the way in which the students were professional and organized, as well as keeping their unfamiliar surroundings clean. The students won outright and loved the experience, and we’re looking forward to hosting North Kent next year to see if we can retain the “Ashes”.

Head over to our Facebook page for photos. Find out more about the Catering Courses available at MidKent College.