Crawley cook wins West Sussex school recipe challenge
Published:  06 August, 2013

A Crawley-cook has taken the overall winner’s title at the West Sussex school recipe challenge with her quality standard mark dish.

Julie Harberd from Manor Green College and Manor Green Primary School won the award for her lamb mince, spinach and sweet potato curry, and her recipe will become available on the West Sussex County Council Special Schools menu.

The recipe challenge was organised by West Sussex County Council, Solent Butchers and Eblex, and launched for the first time this year.

Harberd said: “I really wasn’t expecting to win the competition; it was a lovely surprise. I put a lot of time and effort into my recipe and I’m thrilled the judges liked it. It’s such an honour to know that my dish will be on the school menu from October – I hope the kids like it!”

The finalists for the challenge were Kerry Forster from Emsworth, Judith Robinson from Chicester and Nicola Boardman from Chichester. All recipes were made with Quality Standard Mark meat, which has been strictly selected to ensure it is succulent and tender.

Foodservice project manager for Eblex Hugh Judd said: “Julie’s dish ticked all the boxes for this competition and, most importantly, it was absolutely delicious.”

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