An ex-Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupil has won the Lincolnshire Life Taste of Excellence Young Chef of the Year competition.
Virginia Robinson took the award against three other students in the competition at Lincoln College.
Gini went on to the college to study after she left QEGS and competed during a three hour cook off to produce a two course meal that was served to the judging panel.
Her dessert, a triple-layer lemon tart with glazed figs and blackberry coulis was judged to be the best dish of the competition.
Her main course was pan-fried venison cutlets with roasted shallots, fondant potato, a juniper berry and port sauce, then garnished with pancetta.
The criteria for the contestants’ menus included seasonal influences as well as the use of locally sourced ingredients.
The judging panel included Alan Pierce, head chef at the college, Sue Van Zul, director of the School of Business at the college, Adrian Hollingsworth, instructor/assessor and Caroline Bingham, chief executive of County Life Ltd.
The awards will be presented on Thursday February 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Lincoln.
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