Bridgwater & Taunton College announces Apprentice Chef of the Year 2018

Bridgwater & Taunton College announces Apprentice Chef of the Year 2018

The three finalists, Nathan Woodhead of Combe House Hotel in Holford, David Dickson of Somerset Larder and Jade Sumption of Duets Restaurant in Weston, all apprentice commis chefs, were asked to produce a three course mean for judges as the Apprentice Chef of the Year final held at Bridgwater and Taunton College’s Quantock Restaurant.

The restaurant, officially opened early 2018 by Mary Berry, was packed full of supportive family and friends, who also had the chance to sample the tasty treats cooked up at the event.

Jason Gunningham, assistant principal for land-based, sport and foundation studies, said:

 “The food they produced was exceptional, visually appealing, refined…They are all a credit to the organisations they represent and an inspiration to anyone wanting to work in the hospitality industry as a chef in the future.”

Announcing the winner

After a tough competition, Jade Sumption triumphed and was awarded Apprentice Chef of the Year 2018, with David and Nathan achieving second and third place respectively. Her winning, mouth-watering menu consisted of:

Starter – Devon crab tart, served with samphire and citrus salad and caper berry mayonnaise

Main – Cannon of Quantock spring lamb, wrapped in pancetta and mint mousseline, crushed new potatoes and baby broad beans

Dessert – Somerset apple cake, warm cider sauce and lavender honey ice cream

Jade commented:

“I am totally overwhelmed and proud to be named Apprentice Chef of the Year. I am so happy!”

To find out more, please visit or call Bridgwater & Taunton College 01278 441234.

Tags: Schools and Colleges, Learners

Released On 29th Aug 2018

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