The penultimate round of Rhyddings Masterchef 2014 has taken place this evening, and what a performance by the four students! We were joined by guest chef Chris Neary from Hearth of the Ram, who demonstrated a dish of poached and crumbed egg, asparagus and pulled ham. Students were then tasked with replicating this dish – all without a recipe in sight!

The results were extremely close – exactly one point between first and last place. The four students competing were Ryan Richardson, Grace Haworth, Morgan Herne and Jack Barnes. Congratulations to Grace (who scored an average of 26.25 out of 30) and Jack (who scored an average of 26). Unfortunately this means that Morgan (25.75) and Ryan (25.25) have missed out on the final.

Our guest judges, Doreen and Michael from Rotary were very impressed with you all. Miss Greenhalgh and I were thankful to have them as well as Chris to help us judge! We’d like to thank both Chris and Hearth of the Ram for their support in this competition, especially given how much preparation Chris did before showing up to work with our students.

The final will take place next Thursday at North Lancs Training Group. Grace and Jack will be cooking in the professional kitchen and we can’t wait to see what they come up with – and who is crowned Rhyddings Masterchef 2014!