A South and City College catering student has competed in a national culinary competition and was awarded a certificate of merit for his work.
Dharmendra Chauhan, studying Professional Cookery level 2 at the college's Hall Green Campus competed against other talented chefs at The Hospitality Show at the NEC in January.
The Gram Masterclass competition was open to cooks of all ages and abilities. Competitors had to prepare, cook and present two main course dishes suitable for a Gastro Pub environment within a 30 minute time limit.
Dharmendra served up a Pan Fried Fillet of Salmon with Crackling, Boudin (sausage) of Salmon and Chervil, Tomato, Cucumber and Olive Salad with a Sour Cream Wasabi Dressing and a Tomato and a Butter Reduction Sauce.
The competition was an open-class event, so Dharm was up against other cooks of all ages and abilities. It was judged by chefs, as well as a hygiene officer who observed the competitors for food hygiene practices alongside their culinary skills.
Dharmendra got his dish out in the allotted time and was rewarded with a Certificate of Merit for his efforts. He was also presented with an award for displaying excellent hygiene standards whilst cooking.
"I am very pleased to have received this award, and will keep practising my skills and enter more competitions."