Ex-Culinary Team Wales captain represents country in Global Chef Challenge

Danny Burke to represent Wales in Global Chef Challenge
22/01/2019 - 10:03
Chef Danny Burke - former Culinary Team Wales captain – will represent his country in the Northern Europe heat of the Global Chef Challenge in Italy next month (16 February), battling for his spot in the final.

With three hours to serve a three-course meal for six people, his menu comprises a scallops and seabass starter, main of veal rump and kidney, and a chocolate dessert.

He said: “It’s going to be a tough competition but I am up for the challenge. I will be pitting my skills against some of the best chefs in Northern Europe and I am fully focused on winning.

“I’ve been practicing my dishes for a few weeks now and have a few more scheduled leading up to the competition in order to get the food on the plate exactly how I want it.

“I have the nucleus of a very good menu and it’s great to have a network of chefs around me for advice, should I need it.

“I am very proud to have been asked by the Culinary Association of Wales to represent Wales, and I’m going to give it my all.

“I think I have a very good opportunity to do well and make the final.”

Burke, who co-owns Olive Tree Catering (Runcorn), stepped down as Culinary Team Wales captain last year to focus on the Junior Culinary Team and support coach Michael Evans.

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