Top Oriental cooking award for Keele chef

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Posted on 01 March 2013

Ruby Rainey, a young chef from Keele, has won a top award in a national cooking competition in Birmingham. She was runner-up in the ‘Wing Yip Young Oriental Chef of 2013’ and awarded the coveted silver prize. The competition organised by Wing Yip and judged by TV’s Ching He Huang, Michelin starred chef, Glyn Purnell, and Peter Griffiths was the first of its kind and represented the Midlands’ top young talent.

Ruby had to cook a two course meal in 1½ hours. Her menu consisted of miso soup, with toasted tofu and crab bon bon for a starter, which the judges said ‘was to die for’, and a main course of duo of duck, with a crispy ginger wonton and sesame noodles.