Lincolnshire cooks urged to enter competition


Lincolnshire cooks with a passion for game and sourcing British produce are being urged to enter a new Game Chef of the Year competition.

The competition, run by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) aims is to uncover a previously unrecognised culinary talent who embraces the Great British countryside through their food.

Game Chef of the Year will be judged by Mike Robinson, the UK’s leading game chef and owner of the Pot Kiln, in Berkshire and the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms, in London.

The competition is open to chefs of 18 years or over who are not affiliated with more than one eating establishment and are ‘unrecognised’ by the judging panel.

Entrants must send in a photo, a short amateur film (no more than two minutes) of themselves cooking, a summary of their credentials, and a unique recipe.

Shortlisted competitors will be asked to create a dish to be critiqued by Mr Robinson and the judging panel.

Four finalists will then be chosen to cook in front of a live audience at the CLA Game Fair, which is to be held over three days in July at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, and is expected to attract over 150,000 people.

CLA Eastern Regional Director Nicola Currie said: “We are all looking forward to what will be a hugely exciting competition to find a new game chef and to raise the profile of cooking with British game”.

“The competition is simple to enter and it would be great to see budding chefs from Lincolnshire showing off their skills at such a prestigious event”, she added.

Mike Robinson said: “I am delighted to be working with the CLA Game Fair, which is the perfect venue to publicise game cookery. This is a terrific opportunity to raise awareness of game meat and promote the fact it is healthy, free-range, value for money and sourced locally in the Great British countryside.”

All entries must be received by Friday, April, 11.

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