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Belbroughton chef recognised in culinary competition
10:40am Friday 22nd March 2013 in Local
A BELBROUGHTON chef and rising star has been recognised in a culinary competition.
Aaron Darnley, chef at The Queens in Belbroughton, participated in the WACS Junior Culinary Grand Prix.
The challenge, part of the 29th Scottish Culinary Championships, was held earlier this month in Glasgow.
Aaron was part of the English team of students from University College Birmingham.
The team was mentored by West Bromwich Albion’s head chef Mike Bullard, and battled against teams from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and America.
The teams were challenged to produce a three course menu for a restaurant of diners.
Aaron’s team created a starter of slow baked salmon, salmon fish cake, avocado cream and spiced oil followed by a main of roast duck breast, confit of leg, chicory salsify, savoury potatoes and rhubarb jus.
The judges awarded the 24-year-old’s team, which finished second in the competition, two silver medals.
Aaron is considered to be a promising young chef having already participated at several major world chefs competitions.
The Queen’s head chef Andy Waters, who is tutoring Aaron, said: “It is fantastic for Aaron and his team to be recognised.
“It makes us very proud that he represents The Queens in such a professional way and at such an early stage in his career."