25th September 2019
Congratulations to York College Patisserie & Confectionery student Finn Hockenhull, winner of the Junior Chef competition at York’s Food Festival 2019.
Using seasonal and local produce, Finn had one hour to prepare and cook a two course meal at the Food Festival. He served up Lamb rump with mashed potato, chantilly carrots, broccoli and pea puree for mains with a dessert of Tarte Tatin with cream.
Finn is a full-time hospitality student and he works at the Durham Ox in Crayke at the weekends. He enjoyed cooking in St Sampsons Square during the Festival: “I had practiced the dishes and felt confident cooking in front of an audience. It was a great experience and one that I can put on my CV in the future. My aim is to work in the hospitality industry, whilst travelling, perhaps working on a cruise ship or luxury yacht!”
At York's Food Festival, watch out for Head Chef Pete Harrison (from Ashfields training restaurant, York College) and Hospitality tutor Graham Fyfe, giving a cooking demonstration on Saturday 28th September in Sampsons Square.