Battle is about to commence as Jersey and Guernsey announce their teams for the ultimate culinary showdown
Two teams of Chef’s from Jersey and Guernsey are gearing up for the ultimate inter island challenge where they will be tasked with creating a five course meal plus canapés from a mystery basket of items, all of which has been donated by local suppliers.
The two team captains have selected their teams from long list of capable candidates, which includes at least one catering student, which reflects the importance the Craft Guild places on passing culinary skills on to the next generation.
The team will be given their list of ingredients one week prior to the competition and will have 24hours to create an individual and creative winning menu. Once they have chosen their menu it is locked in stone and no changes will be permitted.
Both teams will be putting their skills to the test with the hopes of being the first winner of the Inter Island competition to take home the Peter Queree trophy, which has been named after the former head of catering at Highlands College Jersey who passed away recently. Peter was a true culinary great and longstanding Craft Guild of Chefs member who had many links with both islands.
During the two night event the two teams will have to impress a discerning group of diners, including a judging panel of top London chefs; Henri Brosi, executive chef at The Dorchester, Paul Gayler, executive chef at the Lanesborough Hotel and Andrew Bennett MBE, who is food and beverages manager as well as executive chef at the Sheraton in Park Lane.
The first Craft Guild of Chefs’ Inter Islands Challenge, is taking place on October 22-23 in the newly refurbished kitchens at the Academy of Culinary Arts, Highlands College Jersey.
This year’s winning team in the Inter Islands Challenge will be announced at the 2nd dinner on the Tuesday evening (23rd October).
The future of the Inter Island Muratti is set to be full exhilarating opportunities for not only Chef’s but also for those within the hospitality industry. The annual event will continue year upon year to bring together chefs of all ages and abilities. The long standing friendly rivalry between the two islands is guaranteed to create two show stopping evenings.
The Craft Guild of Chef’s in Jersey is always on the lookout for local business who would like to get involved. For further information on sponsorship and business partnerships with the Craft Guild of Chefs Jersey, please email: Eileen.Buicke-Kelly@highlands.ac.uk