Calling All Budding Young Chefs!
Last week I was honoured to be joined in the kitchen by two very promising young chefs Eve Archibald and Rachel Notarangelo, both girls are taking part in Springboard’s FutureChef programme. I am really keen to encourage more young people to join the chefing world so both Simon and I were really pleased to be able to host the lunch in partnership with FutureChef. STV news joined us and filmed the whole afternoon, if you haven’t already seen the clip then you can catch it here….not that I’m showing off!
The girls joined my team in the Road Hole Restaurant to prepare lunch for a group of food and drink writers. Eve and Rachel were a brilliant help, together we served a delicious menu of Crab Salad with a Slow Cooked Hen’s Egg for starter; followed by Puddledub Farm Pork Belly, Black Pudding Bonbon, Pomme Puree and Apple Gel; finishing up with Blackberry Soufflé and Pear Ice Cream. I really hope that their time in the Road Hole Restaurant kitchen has inspired the girls to keep going in their journey to becoming top Scottish Chefs. One of the main reasons I’m so eager to help encourage more people into the industry is so that one day when I retire I know that I will be able to dine in great quality restaurants!
FutureChef also helped me to launch my Recipe Competition. Over the next few weeks all secondary schools throughout Scotland will receive an information pack inviting pupils to take part in creating and submitting their very best recipe. I will judge the entries and the most creative and innovative young chefs will be invited to attend a very special event at the resort on Saturday 26th November during the St Andrews Festival weekend. Can’t wait to see what all the kids come up with!
If you would like any more information on the competition then please do get in touch. I’m off back to the kitchen to prepare for a busy evening in the Road Hole Restaurant!
Posted: September 30th, 2011 under Ross Marshall's Recipe Competition.