The Teflon Diamond Standard Awards has announced the winners of its 2019 National Finals. The Awards offer the chance for student and home cooks to gain recognition for their culinary skills.
In addition to Teflon, the awards’ sponsors include Circulon from Meyer Group and NoStik. Circulon cookware was used in the finals for The Keen Home Cooks and Keen Young Cooks awards, held at the Waitrose Cookery School in London. Celebrity chef Lesley Waters headed up the judging panel and commented on the exceptional standard of cooking.
The Keen Young Cook (12-16 years) winner was Ruby Dyer, Chancellor’s School, and the Keen Home Cook (aged 17+) was James Hooper, Plymouth. The award for Aspiring Student Chef (16-19 years) went to Lily Stock of Westminster Kingsway College.
Lily and Ruby have both been awarded the prestigious three-year Specialised Chefs Scholarship at Bournemouth & Poole College. This life-changing opportunity is divided into two categories: work based training with a chef member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts at one of the finest hotels or restaurants in the UK and full time block release tuition at Bournemouth & Poole College. The course is arranged by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Teflon non-stick coatings manufacturer, Chemours and managed by The Bournemouth & Poole College.
Meanwhile, Keen Home Cook James Hooper’s prize is an exclusive weekend in Dorset for two people including a hands-on cookery course at Lesley Waters Cookery School.
All the winners also received a range of Teflon non-stick coated cookware from lead sponsor Circulon and cash prizes of up to £500.
Top: The action packed finals of the Keen Home Cooks and Keen Young Cooks categories of the Teflon Diamond Standard Awards 2019.