Follow in footsteps of Michelin-star chef

The chef/owner of one of Yorkshire’s six Michelin-starred restaurants is searching for the county’s best young chef.

James Mackenzie of the Pipe and Glass Inn at South Dalton has teamed up with the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and farming company JSR, both based at Southburn, near Driffield, to invite teenage chefs to compete for the coveted title of the Golden Apron 2015.

The competition is sponsored by food suppliers Cranswick plc and ASDA. The three finalists will cook alongside James Mackenzie at The Pipe and Glass Inn, the Good Pub Guide’s National Dining Pub of the Year for 2015, and the winner will be given a work placement with Cranswick plc, working on the ASDA account with their new product development team.

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The Golden Apron is open to young chefs living in Yorkshire aged between 14 and 19, who are being asked to create a dish using locally-sourced pork as a core ingredient, working within a budget of £10 for two servings, and taking under two hours to cook.

The best eight entries will then be invited to a day at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School on Saturday October 24 and asked to cook for a panel of judges from the school, the sponsors and James Mackenzie.

They will cook their own creation in the morning and a dish set by James in the afternoon. Three young cooks will then get the opportunity to be mentored for a day and cook alongside James and his team for a gala dinner at the Pipe and Glass Inn.

For further information and to enter The Golden Apron 2015, visit www.thegoldenapron.co.uk