Pipe & Glass chef James Mackenzie to judge Yorkshire young chef competition

By Daniel Woolfson

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James Mackenzie: Pipe & Glass came third in this year's Top 50 Gastropubs
James Mackenzie: Pipe & Glass came third in this year's Top 50 Gastropubs

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James Mackenzie, chef patron of Michelin-starred Yorkshire pub the Pipe & Glass Inn, is collaborating with farming company JSR and Asda  to find Yorkshire's best young chef.

Now in it's third year, the Golden Apron competition is open to 14-19 year olds across Yorkshire, with entrants asked to submit a recipe with photographs of a dish produced with set criteria.

Eight of the best entrants will be selected to cook their submitted dishes as well as a dish set by Mackenzie at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School on Saturday 24 October.

Three finalists will then be invited to Mackenzie’s pub for a mentoring session from the chef, before cooking for a gala dinner, preparing three starter-sized main courses for 70 diners, including members of the press, sponsors and finalists’ families.

Georgie Smithson-Brown, who won the competition last year aged 14, said: “My love of food and confidence to create new dishes has grown as a result of being involved in the competition.

“Working alongside James Mackenzie was the icing on the cake – I would urge any young person who has a desire to cook to enter the Golden Apron this year.”

As well as the Golden Apron title, the winner will receive a work placement within the new product development team at Cranswick plc, a signed copy of Mackenzie’s cookery book and vouchers for Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School.

The Pipe & Glass Inn came third in this year’s Top 50 Gastropubs​ and is one of six venues to win a Michelin star in the county.

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