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Celebrity chef Brian Turner at Aylesbury College

PUBLISHED: 11:33 14 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:33 14 February 2014

Left to right: Karen Mitchell, Principal of Aylesbury College with celebrity chef Brian Turner

Left to right: Karen Mitchell, Principal of Aylesbury College with celebrity chef Brian Turner

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Aylesbury College’s played host to the Regional Final of a nationwide culinary programme run by The Springboard Charity.

The Aylesbury College team, celebrity chef Brian Turner, and competitors. Jordan Powell (fourth left) from The Forest School was the winner and goes through to the final in London.The Aylesbury College team, celebrity chef Brian Turner, and competitors. Jordan Powell (fourth left) from The Forest School was the winner and goes through to the final in London.

Seven competitors used the college facilities to prepare a main course and dessert in just 90 minutes and with a budget of just £10! The college’s catering students helped to set up and run the competition on the day.

Final judge and celebrity chef Brian Turner, called in to see how the students were getting along. He said: “It’s been a fantastic day with such high quality food being produced. Everyone gives their all and you can see how much it means to the competitors. We’re seeing the future of the catering industry.”

Fred Reader, Chef Lecturer Aylesbury College explained: “We’ve been working with Springboard for several years now. We pride ourselves on training and producing young chefs into the workplace via our commercial outlet, Hardings Restaurant. We welcome opportunities like this to be involved in encouraging the next generation of chefs”.

Judges for this round of the competition included: Luke Matthews: Executive Chef, Chewton Glen Hotel; Carlo Tolu: Area Head Chef, Oakman Inns and Restaurant Hotel; Dale Robins: Head Chef, Graysons Restaurants; Colin Wheeler-James, Sodexo; Rhodri Williams, Executive Sous Chef, Le Manoir.

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