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Posted: 28/05/13

Inspirational young chefs to showcase skills

Two budding chefs will be graduating in style when they cook up a six-course delight for diners on Friday (7 June).

Students Chloe Wakelin and Cameron Lamb, from Mansfield, are preparing the perfect finale to their college catering course.  The pair, both 18, will lay on a six-course treat for family, friends and customers at their chef graduation evening to mark the end of their Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery Diploma studies.

Their menu includes a starter of mini fish and chips and a beetroot soup.  Main courses include a duo of lamb with spring greens and rosemary dauphinoise and rhubarb delice with rhubarb ice cream is on the dessert menu.

Chloe, who works in the kitchens at The Golden Eagle pub in Mansfield, is looking forward to work experience at television’s Tom Kerridge’s ‘The Hand and Flowers’ pub in Marlow in July.  Eventually she would like to run her own restaurant in Scotland.

She said of her forthcoming work experience: “I’m looking forward to my time at this two-star Michelin restaurant. I’ve always enjoyed watching Tom Kerridge cook on shows like ‘The Great British Menu’, so I emailed his team to see if I could spend my work experience with them in the summer and I was thrilled to be accepted.”

Cameron, who works at Casey’s Coffee Bar in Mansfield, wants to concentrate his culinary skills on pastry and pâtisserie work.  He rates award-winning Master Pâtissier Eric Landlard as one of his cookery idols and would like to follow in his footsteps.

Cameron said: “I’ve met Eric three times now having attended his pastry and patisserie courses at his shop in Battersea.  I really enjoyed my time there where I learnt to cook cupcakes, pear tarte tatin, chocolate mousse and spiced chocolate tart.”