Are you a whizz in the kitchen?
If you are, you could win a cash prize for your talents thanks to Yum! Food Festival 2019.
The annual food festival has teamed up with Hull College’s hospitality and catering school to create the Community Cook of the Year Challenge.
The competition was the idea of Ian Snedden and Phil Dixon, both lecturers in hospitality and catering.
Ian said: “There are all sorts of competitions for chefs and we thought it would be nice to do something for the community. Why should it always be the professional chefs all the time?
“The rules are very simple and straightforward. It’s about the food that people like to cook for themselves, family and friends, maybe for a dinner party, with a maximum spend of £10 per person.
“I will be quite happy if we get classic dishes like good fish and chips or a casserole as long as it tastes great.
“It’s not about having money to spend on high class ingredients. It could be a spag bol as long as it’s fantastic.”
The competition is free to enter and open to all non-professional cooks in the Hull and East Yorkshire area.
How to enter
- Contestants must select their best or favourite dish and submit a recipe based on two portions as well as a photograph or diagram.
- They can opt for sweet or savoury and can use any combination of ingredients.
- They must be able to prepare and cook the dish in 30 minutes, with a maximum cost of £10 for the two portions.
Entries should be sent to: Catherine Goble, Yum! Festival, HullBID, 34-38 Beverley Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU3 1YE, or emailed to email@example.com
- The closing date is Monday, July 8, at noon.
- Entries will be judged by Yum! Festival organisers and lecturers from Hull College Hospitality and Catering School.
- The top two selected by the judges will prepare and serve their dishes at the Yum! Festival on Saturday, August 10.
- The winner will receive £150 cash donated by HullBID and the runner-up will receive a £100 voucher donated by 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar.
Deborah Spicer, director of 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, said: “It will be 10 years in October since we opened as The Wilson Gastrobar and as part of our celebrations we wanted to support this competition.
“HullBID has done so much to improve the food offer in Hull city centre with the Yum! Festival and Hull Street Food Nights and it’s great to see them present an opportunity for amateur chefs.
“There is a lot of interest in food with so many cooking programmes on TV and it will be interesting to see what people can come up with themselves.”
- The Yum! Festival will take place in Queens Gardens and The Rose Bowl over August 9 and 10, 2019.
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