Oodles of Pastry Talent on Display at West London College

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Boodles Club took home the winners prize in the 2023 League of Club Chefs’ Town and Country Fine Foods Pastry Challenge Cup held at West London College on Tuesday.

17 year old Mia Tang beat Lorna Songhurst from White’s and Fern Lawrence from The Garrick Club to win an all-expenses trip to Felchin Chocolate in Switzerland plus money to spend. Two further chefs from the RAF Club and Bucks Club were finalists.

Jerome Dreux, Sales & Development Chef with Town and Country Fine Foods explained why the panel of judges went for Mia’s final flourish.

“The competition required preparing a classic Apple Charlotte and a dessert of choice using Felchlin chocolate. Mia’s dessert showed a lot of skills with some delightful chocolate tempering, was just the right size and would have been a perfect dish to serve in any setting.”

Chef Michael Dutnall, Executive Chef at The RAF Club, who organised the competition, said:

”The level of skill improves each year and this year was no exception.”

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