Who will be Hampshire's next amateur 'Masterchef'?
People inspired by Hampshire's thriving local food culture will be excited to discover that the Newlyns Hampshire Amateur Chef Competition will return this spring.
Amateur chefs from across the county will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity in front of a panel of expert judges. The competition is open to amateur chefs over the age of 16 who live in Hampshire.
To enter the chefs must design and create a two course meal which features two or more Hampshire ingredients in each course. From the entrants four finalists will be invited to make their menu in a 'cook-off' at Newlyns Cookery School in North Warnborough.
The judging panel will include Mike Wright, Chairman of Hampshire Fare, Elizabeth Barnett, Editor of Hampshire Life, Renato Rizzi, Executive Sous Chef at The Four Seasons Hotel, Dogmersfield and Hannah Westcott, Head Teacher at Newlyns Cookery School.
The judges will watch the chefs cook and decide on a winner based on the finalists knowledge of local ingredients, their chef skills and the flavour, creativity and presentation of the final dishes.
The winner will be crowned the Newlyns Hampshire Amateur Chef 2013 and will be treated to a one night stay for two people at the Four Seasons Hotel, Dogmersfield and will be presented with a Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer and a set of designer saucepans. The three runners up will each receive a Newlyns Gift Hamper worth £100.
Deadline for entries is Monday 3 June and shortlisted applicants will be notified by Thursday 20 June. The final round 'cook-off' will take place on Sunday 7 July between 10am and 2pm at Newlyns Cookery School.
For full details of all prizes, competition sponsors and to download the application form and terms and conditions visit the Newlyns Farm Shop and Cookery School website at the link below or call 01256 704128.