College of West Anglia catering student Jon McCauley has made it through to the national final of the Tabasco Student Street Food Challenge.
Entrants are required to prepare a ‘street food’ recipe suitable for service at brunch, for four persons including the creative use of one of the Tabasco family of flavour sauces.
Recipes could come from influences from all over the world, but points are awarded on flavour, taste and the ease of service in a street food environment for brunch service.
Entrants have 90 minutes to serve their dish. Competitors are asked to display as many cooking skills as possible during the time given.
Finalists were chosen from paper entries, and Jon has been selected to cook his dish at the final being held at the University of West London on Tuesday, November 4, where it will be judged by senior members of the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Jon’s tutor Jonathan Boyall said: “It is a great result for Jon to make it through to the final of the competition and an excellent opportunity for him to showcase his culinary skills.”
Jon’s dish is called “Happy wraps” and is made up of tomato and garlic flavoured wraps, coleslaw flavoured with chipotle mayonnaise and chipotle and cola-marinated pork.