On the 27th of November 2014 VooServers participated as sponsors of the KM charity team’s Kent Cooks competition held in the excellent facilities at East Kent College in Broadstairs. Our technical director Matt Parkinson pictured on the left with Iosbella McAuley, one of the primary school category finalists and Dan Kennedy from the Kent Cookery school was sent along to judge the dishes being entered.
Matt said that the judging process was “an exciting yet difficult one” and that he enjoyed “a mouth-watering morning looking at the dishes being prepared before he could finally taste them.”
The level of entries was outstanding with more dishes entered this year than ever before. The entrants were a range of ages from 4 years old up to 16. Some of the dishes that were prepared included a Whitstable wharf pie, spicy meatballs and seasonal stuffed aubergines each with a side to complement. There were also a number of deserts prepared in some of the categories which Matt thoroughly enjoyed with his sweet tooth! The deserts included Strawberry and Basil Cheesecake, Caramel Cheesecake, Abbie’s Chocolate Dream and a vanilla jelly with fruit compote.
The VooServers team would like to say well done to everyone that took part and a big congratulations to the winners below who excelled in preparation, presentation and taste.
- Overall Winner – Abbie Fitz-Gerald
- Secondary School Winner – Abbie Matthews
- Primary School Winner – Evie Goodearl
- Family Winner – Daniel Beesley
The winners received a share of £500 along with a certificate, Masterchef cook book and goody bag.
By Matt Parkinson on November 28th, 2014