Students second to naan

Hospitality & Catering students from Shrewsbury College cooked up a storm last week as they went head to head in the annual Radbrook campus Curry Competition.

The competition, which is now in its second year, challenges students to work in teams and produce a complete Indian, Balti or Bangladeshi meal and design a table setting to create a unique dining experience.

Judging entries this year were Muhammad Azad of Café Saffron in Shrewsbury and Phil Clark from Unilever, the company behind brands such as Knorr, Elmlea and Cif.

“It’s great to see up and coming chefs using such an array of spices,” said judge, Muhammad Azad. “The different flavours and aromas coming from the kitchen were fantastic.”

Steve Poole, Chef Tutor at Shrewsbury College, added: “The standard was really high and the students all worked very hard. Considering they’re all first years, some of the flavour combinations were excellent.”

The winning team were awarded a set of Wusthof knives and a Café Saffron voucher. All participating students received a cookbook, courtesy of Unilever.

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