ICG Competition – 2021-22 Winners

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Aspiring Student Chef (11-13) Winner

Siyana Kotecha

Siyanna Kotecha, 13, cooked her way to win the 11-13 age category of the 2021-22 Inspiring Culinary Generations' Aspiring Student Chefs.

 

She has secured the opportunity to take up the sponsored three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and managed by Bournemouth & Poole College. Siyanna also won cookware and £200.

Siyana fell in love with cooking at the age of 6 and takes inspiration from her Indian heritage. Siyana said ' It was great to work in a professional kitchen, this has been a fantastic opportunity and all the other chefs did so well!'

 

Check out her winning recipe here

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Aspiring Student Chef (14-16) Winner

Freddie Royston

Freddie wowed the judges with his Venison with a celeriac & turnip puree, stout reduction, red wine reduction, toasted seeds, wild mushrooms, pickled radishes & blackberries, fried Jerusalem artichoke crisps , and garnished with pea shoot & red sorrel leaves.

Winning the 14-16 age category of the 2021-22 Inspiring Culinary Generations' Aspiring Student Chefs, he has also secured the opportunity to take up the sponsored three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and managed by Bournemouth & Poole College, along with a £200 cash prize and cookware.

Check out his winning recipe here

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Aspiring Student Chef (16-18) Winner

Alani Cook

Alani amazed our judges this year with fantastic flavours and textures whilst showing serious skills, having only made the dish once before.

 

Alani has secured the opportunity to take up the sponsored three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and managed by Bournemouth & Poole College, along with a £500 cash prize and cookware.

"I had an idea for what I wanted to create and with some research and advice I’ve produced a dish I’ve never cooked before which I’m proud of as it has flavour and textures and I’ve been able to show many techniques and skills with this dish. " 

 

Check out her winning recipe here

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Keen Home Cook Winner

Sofia Gallo

Our Keen Home Cook winner, Sofia Gallo, impressed the judges with her Italian dishes that were an ode to her childhood.

"It took a little to realise what had just happened. Entering the competition was a way of challenging myself but also showcasing my love for my culinary heritage in the best possible way. Winning was a great achievement as a person and as a possible future professional cook. For me particularly, means that being true to my values and what I have set myself to do for the future, is the right path."

"If you are only thinking about applying, don't think, just do it. You will be welcomed by a warm team and a very helpful organisation who will make you feel at ease."

Check out some her winning recipe here.

 

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