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Seafood success for Preston’s College students

News - Monday, 9th June, 2014

Seafood Success

Krysta and Megan will go to the national finals on June 13th

Two budding chefs at Preston’s College have made it through to the finals of a prestigious national cooking competition.

Professional Cookery Level 2 students Krsyta Jimenez, 20, from Preston and 18-year-old Megan Prince, who is also from Preston, competed against other learners from colleges across the North West in the regional heat of the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition. 

With support from their tutors Jason Whittle and Derek Wright they had to prepare three courses using specific and sustainable fish for each. 

Krysta and Megan impressed the judges with their dishes of cured sweet chilli salmon, massala spiced herring and fillet of turbot.

The pair will now go forward to the final, which is held at the The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education on June 13. This will see them go up against winners from the other regional heats.

Debra Hill at Preston’s College said: “High profile competitions such as this are a great way for our students to really showcase their work and skill level to industry specialists and even potential employers.  

“We’re very proud of Krysta and Megan who both put in very strong performances against the other competitors, some of which are studying on Level 3 courses.  We wish them the best of luck for the final.”

The UK Young Seafood Chef of the year competition is organised by The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education and is now in its 15th year.

Prizes for the winners include the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year trophy,  £1000 of vouchers for the winning College and £500 for each team member.

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