The 2016 British Turkey Student Chef of the Year competition is now closed for new entries. With a host of entries from students all across Britain, the competition has been whittled down to just the finalists. The competition finalists will cook their dishes for the judges at the British Turkey Student Chef of the Year finals at UCB on Thursday 2nd June.
The finalists and their dishes are below:
British Turkey Student Chef Finalists 2016 sponsored by Aviagen
British Picnic – turkey terrine, turkey & leek pie, quail scotch egg, smoked beetroot chutney & turkey tea Danny Francomb, Hackney Community College
British Turkey Pub Classics – Mini turkey raised pie with a mini turkey & quail scotch egg, served with a beetroot salad, mustard pickle and turkey scratchings Pam Leigh, Boston College
Masala spiced turkey thigh red lentil dhal, coconut reduction and pickled carrots Sanah Masood, UCB
Coronation Turkey, Queens Crown Tuille, English Tomato Rose Amy Sanders, North Warwickshire & Hinckley
Great British Picnic – Melton Mowbray turkey & stilton pie, turkey tea, spiced turkey picnic egg, sweet onion chutney Joe Smith, Brooksby Melton College
Turkey & Chestnut ‘Sausage Roll’, Chestnut Mushrooms in a Scotch Whisky & cream sauce, garnished with English Watercress Joe Wykes, North Warwickshire & Hinckley
Butter poached supreme of turkey, apple cider gel, walnut & sage crust, Anna potatoes, puree of smoked sweetcorn and cider jus Danny Francomb, Hackney Community College
Smoked turkey breast with a sage and ‘granny smith’ stuffing on a wholegrain mustard creamed potato with glazed baby vegetables and a turkey ale jus. Pam Leigh, Boston College
Ballotine of turkey breast and thigh, sage and onion farce, garden vegetables, Cumberland gel, crispy skin and turkey jus Sanah Masood, UCB
Turkey Faggot, Mash & Mushy Peas, crispy turkey skin Joe Wykes, North Warwickshire & Hinckley
Good luck to all the competitiors in the final cook off!
Find our more about last years competition, along with a video of the cook off itself below:
The British Turkey Student Chef of the Year 2015 finals took place on 28th May 2015 at the University College Birmingham. The 8 finalists created a host of amazing dishes competing for the title of best turkey main and best turkey starter. The competition was tough as the students dishes had to fit the 'pirate' themed brief which was chosen as the theme for the banquet where the winning dishes will be served.
You can see a great video of the 2015 competition below:
The standard was incredibly high which made it a very tough decision for the judges. The winners Kirsty Fonseca (best main) and Bev Satirapraparkul (best starter) wowed the judges and will get to work and serve their winning dishes at the British Turkey Awards at The Dorchester in September.