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Herefordshire Farming News: Herefordshire members crowned YFC master chefs
HEREFORDSHIRE members of the Young Farmers went on to compete in the national cookery finals hosted by the Three Counties Agricultural Society at the Malvern Autumn Show.
The cookery final saw Herefordshire members crowned YFC master chefs.
More than 100 YFC members from 37 clubs across England and Wales took part in the competition where their culinary skills were judged by former Masterchef finalist Ben Axford alongside experts Pam Powell and Neil Dillon.
Competitors, in teams of three different age categories, were challenged to devise, cook and display a sumptuous four course meal for a British Farming Awards dinner using locally sourced produce.
With just one hour and two gas rings the pressure was really on. However it was the team from Herefordshire which rose to the occasion eventually being crowned winners.
Their mouth-watering menu, including leek and goats cheese parcels, salmon mousse and duck breast in cider sauce, impressed the judges, as did their presentation skills.
The team's victory is even more impressive considering Megan Watkins, Zoe Scott and George Goring are all under the age of 20.
"We really didn't expect to win, but we are so excited that we have. We practised the dishes a few times this week before the finals and it's taken a lot of organising but it was definitely worth it," said Megan. "We would love to come back next year and defend our title."