Ayrshire students triumphant

THREE catering students from Ayrshire are celebrating after beating rival teams from across the UK to be named Country Range Student Chef Challenge champions.

The trio of Iona Duncan, Agnieska Dudko and Katarazyna Hospodarewska, from Ayrshire College, took the title after a live final at ScotHot on March 15. Teams from Henley College Coventry and City College Norwich took second and third places.

The final of the competition required each team to prepare a three-course meal in 90 minutes within the theme of ‘healthy gourmet fine dining’.

The Ayrshire College menu consisted of mushroom consommé with chai seed dumpling, broccoli, pickled mushrooms and textures of onion to start; guinea fowl, crispy black pudding, fennel, carrot and orange puree and potato boulangere with port jus as main; and pistachio, lime and coconut cake with coconut sorbet, passion fruit jelly and compressed mango as dessert.