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Ready, Steady, Cook Competition Held At Shrewsbury College

20 October 2015

Winning Teams To Take Part In Final At Greenhous Meadow

The three dishes the judges decided to send through to the final at Greenhous Meadow (date to be confirmed) were:

Ten teams of two went up against one another looking to impress the judges consisting of Shrewsbury Town's head chef Ryan Leonard, chief executive Matt Williams and Shrewsbury Town in the Community manager Jamie Edwards.

The dishes had to include a start of either rice, pasta or potato dish.

All dishes had chicken as the protein. The ingredients also included a box of various vegetables and spices and cheeses.

Level 2 students on the Hospitality and Catering course at the college took part in making dishes for the Shrewsbury Town judges in order to reach the final at Greenhous Meadow.

Students at Shrewsbury College went head to head for Shrewsbury Town in the Community's 'Ready, Steady, Cook' competition on Monday afternoon.
  • Chicken and mushroom risotto (Katrina & Lauren)
  • Sweet and sour chicken with rice (Starsie, Sophie & Lauren)
  • Chicken, mushroom and blue cheese (Michael & Chris)
Steve Poole, chef lecturer for the hospitality & catering course at Shrewsbury College, said: "They all had their own recipes and designed their own dishes.

"It's good for two organisations from the same community to come together as it builds that relationship.

"Also, for our students, it can potentially get them a job at Shrewsbury Town Football Club."

Ryan Leonard, head chef at Shrewsbury Town, said: "The standard overall was very good.

"Credit to the teachers there and also the students who listen and learn new things every day.

"It wasn't an easy decision because there was not one bad dish.

"We've got one of their student wish us on a part-time basis so there is always opportunites for them to come and work with us and progress their career."

The final at Greenhous Meadow has yet to be confirmed but is set to include Shrewsbury Town players in each of the three teams as the Club looks to strengthen its links with Shrewsbury College.

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