Norfolk teenager wins work placement at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s restaurant

This article is taken from the Eastern Daily Press: Thursday May 23rd 2013. See original here.

Pictured: The Foster Refrigerator Chefs of Tomorrow competition at City College. Judges Ashley Sword, left, sales director at Foster Refrigerator, and TV River Cottage chef Tim Maddams with the winner, Chloe Friend from City College Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

City College Norwich professional cookery student, Chloe Friend, 18, triumphed in the Fosters Refrigerator Chefs of Tomorrow competition, beating competition from student chefs from the College of West Anglia and Cambridge Regional College.

The final saw Chloe, from Shipdham, present judges with her dessert course – a chocolate and Norfolk strawberry fondant – from a three-course menu designed for the competition within a £15 budget.

She will now work alongside the head chef of River Cottage, Tim Maddams, who was also on the judging panel of the final, held in Norwich.

Chloe has also won £2,000 of Fosters Refrigerator products for the college.

Chloe said: “ I am really looking forward to my placement at River Cottage. I think the experience will give me the opportunity to pick up skills while working with and watching the skilled chefs that are there.”