Welwyn Hatfield pupil wins national cooking competition

(L-R) Winning pupil Ruby Dyer with celebrity chef Lesley Waters and Ruby's teacher Sally Rowe. Pictu

(L-R) Winning pupil Ruby Dyer with celebrity chef Lesley Waters and Ruby's teacher Sally Rowe. Picture: Dupree Creative - Credit: Dupree Creative

A young chef from a Welwyn Hatfield has won a chef’s scholarship in a national competition.

Ruby's winning dish of poached haddock timbale topped with a quail's egg. Picture: Dupree Creative

Ruby's winning dish of poached haddock timbale topped with a quail's egg. Picture: Dupree Creative - Credit: Dupree Creative

Ruby Dyer, who goes to Chancellor’s School, was selected for the final of the 2019 Teflon™ Diamond Standard Awards in a cook-off last year.

READ MORE: Welwyn Hatfield pupils hope to cook up a storm in national competitionAt the competition’s final in January, held in London at the Waitrose Cookery School, the young chefs aged between 12 and 16 were put through their paces in front of judges including celebrity chef Lesley Waters and The Pig Group’s James Golding.

Ruby impressed with her signature dish, a poached haddock timbale topped with a quail’s egg.

The dish has done Ruby proud, as in 2017 it won Best Starter at the Oaklands College Young Chef of the Year award.

(L-R) Winning pupil Ruby Dyer with celebrity chef Lesley Waters. Picture: Dupree Creative

(L-R) Winning pupil Ruby Dyer with celebrity chef Lesley Waters. Picture: Dupree Creative - Credit: Dupree Creative

READ MORE: Young Potters Bar and Brookmans Park chefs triumph in St Albans contestNow she has won a prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship at Bournemouth & Poole College.

The scholarship is divided into two categories: work-based training with a chef member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, as well as full time tuition at the college.


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She also takes home a cash prize of £200 and £100 worth of Teflon™ cookware.

For more information about the awards, visit www.teflondsa.co.uk

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