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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Penwith College students chef it out in the Great Cornish Fish Off

Newlyn fish festival is a celebration of fish and the community ...


it has been running for 25 years and each year...



it raises money to support the Fishermen’s Mission in Newlyn to celebrate 25 years of great fish cooking at the Festival, they gave catering students from Penwith College a chance to show off their skills in the “Great Cornish Fish Off” 



the students who took part were Josh McKay, Hannah Osborne, Syrus Pickhaiver, Wilf Hawkins – all students who finished their course in July having completed the L3 professional cookery...


lecturer and chef Dave Izzard had to stand in for Hannah who was temporarily indisposed...



the students didn’t know what ingredients they had to work with until they opened the box and the countdown began!...


watched by an excellent crowd who cheered them on at times the srudents had just five minutes to plan, twenty-five to cook and then the audience, judged the finished dish on speed, inventiveness and presentation - all rounds were very competitive and the standard of cookery was excellent...

Finalists Wilf Gawkins and Syrus Pickhave
the final was between Syrus Pickhaiver and Wilf Hawkins - Wilf's dish was hake, creamed leeks, spinach a warm spring onion dressing and alfalfa sprouts - Syrus chose hake, remoulade, crushed new potatoes, peas and samphire....

here the boys show the cards used by the audience to judge the preparation, cooking and presentation.
Syrus won the overall competition with a prize of a three course dinner for two at the Michelin starred Paul Ainsworth's No6 in Padstow with second prize for Wilf a set of Heston Blumenthal filleting knives