Award-winning chefs go for gold at food show

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TWO Scarborough chefs are hoping to cook up a storm at the 2011 Foodservice and Hospitality Show.

Cafe Fish head chef David Jenkinson and chef Kirrell Savoninie will be taking to the over kitchens at the show on Sunday at the NEC in Birmingham.

They are competing in the Sustainable Fish Category at the show, which is part of the British Cookery Championship.

The competition is part of the Salon Culinaire part of the show, which has become a world class culinary competition.

Each year Cafe Fish, in Somerset Terrace, sends its chefs to represent Scarborough, though has not won a Gold Award since 2005.

Restaurant owner William Bell is hoping this year the chef’s can bring home Gold once again.

Mr Bell said: “We have won a lot of Silvers, Bronze and Merits but I am confident this year the chefs will do enough to clinch at least a Silver again if not a Gold.

“The idea this year is to cook an unpopular fish so we will be doing a dabs dish, using fresh dabs from Scarborough bought on Saturday morning.

“It is a dish we have on our menu on our menu and a popular dish at that so they are used to cooking it and know how to cook it well.

“They are both very good chefs and I think they have every chance of doing it. I think it is our time again for Gold.”

As well as previously winning awards at the Foodservice and Hospitality show head chef David Jenkinson has also clinched the title of Yorkshire Chef of the Year.