A CHEF at a city care home has been cooking up a storm at a national competition.
Peter McGregor, from Perry Manor Care Home, on Charles Hastings Way, has fried, grilled and chopped his way to the semi-finals of Care UK’s Chef of the Year contest.
In the first round the competitors had to prepare a two-course meal in 90 minutes which included some of the their residents favourite dishes.
The seasoned chef chose to make chicken breast with parsley crumb and a lemon tart with Worcestershire strawberries to ‘wow’ the judges who mark the courses on originality, presentation, taste, nutrition and menu design.
Peter said: “I’m thrilled to have made it to the semi-finals. The level of skill and creativity from the other chefs was really high, but I was confident that the dishes I cooked would be received well by the judges because they are always enjoyed by the residents of Perry Manor.”
He will compete in the next stage of the challenge next month, against 12 other chefs from care homes, with the hope of making it to the finals.
Home manager, Mike Dearn, said: “The Chef of the Year competition is a brilliant opportunity for the chefs at Care UK to show their talent and expertise.
“It’s great that Peter’s cookery skills have been recognised and we are all eagerly awaiting the semi-finals where I’m sure he will see further success,” he added.