Scintillating dishes from around the World competed for the title of Sedbergh School Masterchef 2016. And at the end of an 18 course tasting dinner, Conner Scrivens and Ewan Page from Sedgwick House were worthy winners of this year’s title.

Their combination of cockle and mussel popcorn and Iberian tender pig cheek and chorizo followed by burnt cream Seville citrus peel scented with brandy and raspberries were judged to be outstanding by the twelve diners assembled at Birksholme.

Robertson entered a superb trio of handmade ravioli and Lupton impressed with Bajan black cake served with quenelle of rum granita. 

Sedbergh Masterchef Final 2016 Sedbergh Senior School 2

The event, now in its fourth year, starts in the Houses and progresses to a final dinner. A pupil in Year 9/10 and another in Year 11-Upper Sixth from each House were required to present a savoury tasting dishes followed by a sweet from a country outside the UK which they had visited within the last year.

Jamaica, America, China, Italy, Spain, Thailand and France were all represented by the talented team of chefs who took over the Headmaster’s kitchen.

Chief Judge, Hugh Blair, congratulated the contestants on their imagination, talent in the kitchen and presentation of the dishes. A great evening which combined light-hearted competition with a great atmosphere in the kitchen as well as the dining room.

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