07 Apr 2014
Anthony Proffitt, who is chef manager at Kimberley court in Newquay, turned up the heat on rival competitors with a mouth-watering menu – and was named Anchor’s regional winner of the care cook of the year competition.
Anthony will now go onto the national finals of the competition – organised by the National Association of Care Catering - on Wednesday 11 June at the Barking and Dagenham Technical Skills Academy.
His regional final took place in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and saw him prepare a two-course menu of pan-roasted neck of lamb, thyme fondant potatoes, port jus, with seasonal Cornish vegetables and wholegrain mustard dressing; and for dessert, rice pudding brulee with homemade fig and apple jam.
He said: “For the finals, I had 90 minutes to prepare a main course and a dessert for four people with a budget of £6. I’m used to working to time and budget, so I didn’t find that side of it daunting, and I’m chuffed to pieces to be going to the finals.”
Anchor’s catering manager Richard Herne said: “We know that across Anchor we have great chefs preparing great food for our customers, so it’s great to see this recognised at the highest levels of competition. Congratulations to Anthony and I wish him all the best for the national finals in June.”
In 2012, Anchor’s Ellie Cook from Kirkley Lodge in Middlesbrough was named national winner of the competition.