College chefs have the recipe for success

Helen Heavey, Patience Karinge, Hazel Dauramanzi, Yasmin Malik
Helen Heavey, Patience Karinge, Hazel Dauramanzi, Yasmin Malik

Four catering students from Milton Keynes College cooked up a storm at the Wessex Culinary Awards this month.

Thirteen Level 1 to Level 3 students brought home an astonishing 39 awards with one gold in the mix, with every one of them walked away with an award.

Each year the prestigious competition is run over two days. Students are put through their paces to delight the judges with their creative and incredibly tasty dishes.

MK College was up against some rather strong competition involving colleges from across the whole Wessex region. And they certainly did the College proud with their gold, silver and bronze awards. Patience Karinge was the star winner collecting her gold medal in the Tilda Risotto challenge.

Stephen Naghi, a catering lecturer who accompanied the students through their latest success, said: “The students are in a competition not only against other regional colleges, but against themselves. It’s tough for them to show how they can perform under pressure on the day to match the standard of food they’ve made in practices.

“Though some competitors found the experience a challenge, with encouragement from others our chef students did MK College proud in their efforts”