Best student mutton chef accolade awarded

An 18-year-old catering student has won the ‘Student Chef Mutton Renaissance Challenge 2010’.

Lucy Bednarcyzk, who is studying at Westminster Kingsway College, impressed the judges by serving braised neck of mutton and mutton Cornish pasty and broth .

The competition was organised by the Mutton Renaissance Club – the promotion body for mutton.

Lucy, from Hatfield Heath near Bishop Stortford in Hertfordshire, had a disciplined approach to working in the kitchen and was watched in the competition by Mutton Renaissance enthusiast and celebrity chef Brian Turner. Along with winning the first place accolade in the competition, she also took home £500 prize money, a trophy and a framed certificate.

The second place position went to Tom Durn from University College Birmingham and third place was awarded to Laurence Shone of Preston College in Lancashire, both of whom cooked a variety of mutton dishes.

Chairman of the Mutton Renaissance Club John Thorley OBE said: “Our aim with this competition was to educate the next generation of chefs about the benefits of cooking with mutton and the assurances that come from using Renaissance Mutton, which is produced from traceable, farm-assured sheep.

“We also hope that professional chefs working in industry will take inspiration from the winning recipes in our competition, as well as those on our website, and feature them on their menus.”

>> Culinary Arts launches Mutton Rennaissance award


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