PubChef Food Excellence Awards WINNER - Desserts

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PubChef Food Excellence Awards WINNER -  Desserts
PubChef Food Excellence Awards WINNER - Desserts
Just like the first friendly greeting when a customer arrives in a pub, final impressions count. As the last course of a pub meal, desserts often...

Just like the first friendly greeting when a customer arrives in a pub, final impressions count. As the last course of a pub meal, desserts often determine whether a customer returns next time, so they have to leave people wanting more.

Marion Cummins

Position:​ Pastry chefPub: ​The Linnet, Great Hinton, WiltshireContact number:​ 01380 870354Dish:​ Ginger pudding with ginger toffee sauceClick here to see the recipeCost of ingredients:​ £1.50Menu price:​ £4.90GP:​ 68%Why you chose this dish: "This is a family favourite, a variation of sticky toffee pudding. It's good, traditional comfort food."Background: ​Although Marion modestly claims to have been a chef for only two years, she has been cooking professionally for much longer. For four years, she was a pastry cook in a school and then ran a successful coffee shop for the army. When she moved to Wiltshire, Marion worked part-time in two pub kitchens - the Greyhound at Bromham and the New Inn at Avebury - while studying part-time for her NVQ level 2. She joined the Linnet in 2005. Marion says: "I believe in cooking instinctively and want people to enjoy the taste and smell of natural ingredients. Even at home I cook from scratch on a daily basis." Best-selling dishes include:​ Warm treacle and pecan pudding with clotted cream; warm pear and blackberry strudel with brandy custard, and blood orange meringue pie.

JUDGES' COMMENTS:

"A meticulous and methodical approach."

"The balance with the ginger was absolutely spot-on."

"I would have cleaned that plate happily."

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