Buxton Students Are Hot Stuff, Say Tabasco Judges
Date posted: 5 November 2013
Two University of Derby Buxton students have proved they're hot stuff in the kitchen by winning through to the finals of a cooking contest sponsored by Tabasco.
The makers of the legendary spicy sauce will decide if Andrew Collis and Malcolm Lomax will be the champions in the Tabasco Student Street Food Challenge 2013.
Andrew and Malcolm are third year BA Professional Culinary Arts students who were short-listed
in the contest, run by the US based McIlhenny Company in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.
They will now have to cook, prepare and present their dishes using a variety of Tabasco sauces before a team of expert chef judges at the University of West London on November 4.
The top prize is a trip to the home of Tabasco - Avery Island in Lafayette, Louisiana - to experience the region's cuisine and culture, accompanied by their chef lecturer.
Andrew is no stranger to the pressures of being in a national final - he was a member of the University team who were runners-up in the prestigious Nestlé Toque d'Or® Competition, one of the highlights of the country's culinary arts competition calendar.
"Andrew and Malcolm have proved that our students can tackle anything from the haute cuisine of the Toque d'Or to the hot and spicy food you get down on the street," said Acting Assistant Subject Manager Tony Clodd.
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