Culinary Arts launches Mutton Rennaissance award

Pastoral Alliance in conjunction with the Academy of Culinary Arts has launched a new competition for student chefs, The Mutton Renaissance Student Chef Challenge.

Students studying for a catering qualification will join the Mutton Renaissance team for the first open event of the new season on 6 October at Thames Valley University in London. The move follows October’s trip to Northumbrian Quality Meats in Northumberland.

The day will include a butchery demonstration and presentations from Chairman of the Mutton Renaissance Club, John Thorley, OBE and Director of the Academy of Culinary Arts, Sara Jayne Stanes OBE.

There will also be a special chef masterclass by Rob Kirby, chef director at Lexington Catering on creating mutton dishes for high class menus. A mutton lunch will be served and cooked by senior lecturer at the college, Michael Coaker.

To join the Mutton Renaissance Club or to find out more about Renaissance Mutton and the events planned for this season, contact Mags Barrow on 01684 899255 or email

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