1st June 2012
Eight chefs make it through to Alaska Seafood Recipe Challenge
A total of eight chefs have made it through to The Alaska Seafood Recipe Challenge final.
The judges decided that the standard was so high they chose to put eight chefs through to the final instead of five as planned.The final cook-off will take place at Westminster Kingsway College, Vincent Square at 3.30pm on Tuesday 7th February.The finalists and their recipes that have been selected are:Yann Baril, London Hilton on Park Lane - Pan-fried Wild Alaska Black Cod FilletKenneth Doy, The Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane - Lightly Smoked Wild Alaska SalmonCristian Dumitru, The Royal College of Physicians - Assiette of Wild Alaska Black CodPravin Jadhav, Compass Group - Deloitte - Wild Alaska Salmon with Cashewnut CrustMark McCann, Bartlett Mitchell - Unagi-glazed Wild Alaska Black CodStephen Myers, Smiths at Gretna Green - Wild Alaska Black Cod Three WaysChad Rahman, Chez Mumtaj Restaurant - Kasundi Wild Alaska Black CodAnton Scoones, Town Hall Tavern - Pan-seared Wild Alaska Black CodA panel of expert judges led by Steve Munkley, Vice President Craft Guild of Chefs and Executive Chef at the Royal Garden Hotel will be present to judge the final dishes.Alaska Seafood will be providing wild Alaska sockeye salmon and wild Alaska black cod to be used for the recipe design entries. Once in the kitchen, the finalists will have 90 minutes to prepare and cook their chosen dish to be judged by the panel, who will then taste and consider each dish before announcing the winner of the Alaska Seafood Recipe Challenge 2012.The winning chef will be invited to replicate their dish at the Craft Guild of Chefs' "Skillery Demonstration Theatre" at Hotelympia in front of a live audience at 11.30am on Wednesday 29th February assisted by a professional compere.