Copper Saucepan Award 2018 - 12th Year

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Now in its twelfth year, the Apprentice Chef competition is a showcase for the region's young talented Chefs. Each entrant must have been in the hospitality industry for a maximum of 4 years and must by 5th August 2018 devise a menu which reflects their flair, skill and the best of local East Yorkshire food with either the starter or the main course featuring fish, seafood or local pork. You will receive notification within one week of submitting your application of whether you have been successful, and will then go forward to the Cook-Off hosted by East Riding College on Monday 20th August 2018.

The two finalists from the cooking challenge will prepare a main course featuring fish or seafood and a dessert in 40 minutes on the main stage at Beverley Food Festival at 1:30pm on Sunday 7th October 2018.

As well as a Copper Saucepan and cash prizes for the winner of £350.00 and £150.00 for the runner up, both will also have a day in the kitchen at the award-winning Winteringham Fields with Colin McGurran (Chef Proprietor) and Gaz Bartram (Head Chef) pictured below.

Previous winners have been 2007 Danny Holt (Lazaat Restaurant and Bar), 2008 Kevin Riding (Beverley Tickton Grange), 2009 Shane Tate (Lairgate Hotel), 2010 Jamie Park (The Pipe and Glass Inn), 2011 Alex James (Mill House Restaurant Skidby), 2012 Michael Flower (Hallmark Hotel, Hull), 2013 Matthew Lee (The Pipe and Glass Inn), 2014 Michael Moughton (The Star @ Sancton), 2015 James Workman (The Light Dragoon at Etton), 2016 Connor Berney (Ashbourne Hotel) and 2017 Ellie Tuttle (Cerrutis Restaurant).

Paul Vinsen Chairman of HEYHA says "This year we would like the young Chefs to celebrate the fabulous local food to be found in East Yorkshire, in particular the fish, seafood and local pork - we are delighted be working with Helen Watson the Beverley Council Town Clerk, David Leaf Curriculum Leader Hospitality Sector East Riding College , and Roy Woodcock local food writer and broadcaster and look forward to having a successful competition showcasing our talented young Chefs."

Cash prizes sponsored by A E Purdy Ltd Fish and Seafood.

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The Copper Saucepan Trophy

HEYHA Copper Saucepan Final for the Apprentice Chef of the Year 2017

An estimated over 20,000 attended the Beverley Food Festival on Sunday 1st October where this year's Final took place. This year's contest was between Reece Brady Temple of the Holiday Inn Hull Marina and Ellie Tuttle of Cerutti's. Both contestants cooked a two course meal in 30 minutes.

The judges were Gaz Bartram (Head Chef Winteringham Fields), Paul Vinsen (Chair HEYHA), Helen Watson (Beverley Town Clerk) and Roy Woodcock (local food writer). James Hoggarth of BBC Radio Humberside compered the competition.

The judges had a difficult task and there were just 2 points between the contestants, however Ellie Tuttle was declared the winner.

As well as winning the coveted Copper Saucepan, Ellie received a cheque for £300 and a day at the Winteringham Fields kitchen with Colin McGurren and Gaz Bartram.

Reece also won £100 and a day at Winteringham.

The competition was generously sponsored by A E Purdy Ltd, Specialist Suppliers of Fresh Fish.

Paul Vinsen (Chair HEYHA) said after the competition that "This years finalists, Reece and Ellie, showed great skill in the preparation and cooking of their dishes. It was the first time we had a female Chef win the Copper Saucepan in the 11 years of the competition."

Roy Woodcock, Helen Watson, Reece Brady Temple, Ellie Tuttle, Paul Vinsen, Gaz Bartram, Mayor of Beverley

Winner: Ellie Tuttle

(From Ceruttis)

Pan fried sea bass with an aromatic curry sauce, onion and sweetcorn fritter, fennel coated carrots
Chocolate Nadell on a Feuilletine Base, Raspberry Coulis with a hint of lime

Runner Up: Reece Brady Temple

(From the Holiday Inn Hull Marina)

Pan fried Seabass with a crab and potato rosti, wilted spinach and a dill butter sauce

Pistachio sponge , Strawberry and Elderflower Zabaglione, Fresh Strawberries and a Pistachio Dust

Reece Brady Temple, Mayor of Beverley,
Ellie Tuttle and Paul Vinsen

Ellie Tuttle and Gaz Bartram

Reece Brady Temple, Jennifer (Purdys),
Ellie Tuttle, and Gaz Bartram

College Cook-Off (26th June 2017)

Roy Woodcock said on behalf of the judges "Now in the 11th year of the competition we have seen displayed some great young talent and tasted some innovative and delicious food. These young chefs will undoubtedly progress to be great assets to the hospitality industry".

The 12 competitors who took part in the Cook-Off at Hull College were:

Alex Pope - Black Horse, Little Weighton
Charlotte Whitwell - Ashbourne Hotel
Matthew May - Holiday Inn, Hull Marina
Chris Wingfield - 1884 Wine & Tapas
Archie Moore - Star @ Sancton
Michael Wright - Drewtons
Natalie Clark - Drewtons
Sam Clarkson - Hallmark Hotel
Connor Stow - Just Desserts
Kasey Tait - Fields of Anlaby
Ellie Tuttle - Cerruti's, Hull
Reece Brady Temple - Holiday Inn, Hull Marina

Winners Ellie Tuttle (Cerruti's) and Reece Brady Temple (Holiday Inn Hull Marina).

Both winners will be enrolled into the Craft Guild of Chefs as part of their prize and go through to the final at Beverley Food Festival on Sunday 1st October 2017 at 1:30pm.

Winner: Ellie Tuttle

(Cerruti's, Hull)

Scallops locally sourced served on top of white pudding with wild garlic pesto

Duck, fresh breast, served with a seasonal cherry sauce and caramelised endive layered potato

Strawberry sugar shot glass, layered with macerated strawberries, strawberry mousse and shortbread with a strawberry and elderflower sauce

Winner: Reece Brady Temple

(Holiday Inn, Hull Marina)

Sea bass with panko crumbed cods cheeks served with a lemon and caper butter sauce

Duck breast with creamed cabbage and a port wine sauce

Cucumber pannacotta with strawberry jelly and lemon thyme and cinder toffee

The judges with the Cook-Off winners:

David Houghton (Chef Lecturer, Hull College)
Paul Vinsen (Chair HEYHA)
Helen Watson (Beverley Town Clerk)
Ellie Tuttle (winner)
Reece Brady Temple (winner)
Roy Woodcock (Local Food Writer)
Phil Dixon (Chef Lecturer)