North Leeds: Culinary creations win prizes

From left, Dominic Hardman, Sophie Summersgill, Toby Winston and Becky Moore.
From left, Dominic Hardman, Sophie Summersgill, Toby Winston and Becky Moore.
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Promising young chefs in north Leeds cooked up some prize-winning dishes in the kitchen to bag a taste of Michelin-starred success.

Food technology pupils at the Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) put forward their A-level, AS-level or GCSE culinary creations into a contest sponsored by kitchen and home studio Grid Thirteen, which awarded top prizes for standout dishes.

GCSE winners Toby Winston and Sophie Summersgill will now spend a day with Michelin-trained chef Stephen Bulmer at Swinton Park, for impressing with their respective dishes: roast pumpkin and fennel seed tortellini and poached pear and vanilla panacotta.

Sixth form winners Dominic Hardman, who cooked a pork and Wensleydale sausage pie with caramelised onions and red peppers, and Becky Moore, who created a caramel, mango and passion fruit dessert, will have a lesson from Michelin-starred Nigel Smith, of Miele.

Head of food technology at GSAL Yvonne Wilson said: “All are deserving winners, based on the excellent standard of their practical work and their innovative design ideas which reflect current product development trends.

“This is the first time such an event has taken place and we thank Grid Thirteen for their support; as a contemporary design company they are particularly appropriate partners to encourage the innovative design ideas of our students.”

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