Welcome to Hungerford Cook-Off! 2019 Entry forms can be picked up at many outlets in Hungerford from middle of September, or click on form below to open in a new tab and print. Our lovely judges this year are food journalist Hilary Scott, cookery teacher Lucinda Bevan from LoveFood and food brand expert Claire Sheffield from S&T Design – and they are looking forward to tasting your entries!
2019 Cook-Off Entry Form
The 2018 winners were:
Class 1: Cupcakes
Under 16: Rosie Gregory, Marbled chocolate & vanilla cupcakes
Over 16: Sarah Chatters, Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes
Class 2: Veg (any way you like)
Under 16: Molly Lewis – Carrot Cake
Over 16: Rachael Walsh – Parsnip Cake (Highly commended: Sarah Chatters courgette, mushroom & basil loaf)
Class 3: Free From (but you wouldn’t know)
Under 16: Jonathan Kelly – chocolate brownies
Over 16: Karen Neate – Ginger & Cacao Slice
Class 4: Sweet Preserves
Chris Giles & Angela Bartlett – crabapple jelly (highly commended for their strawberry jam, greengage & vanilla jam)
Class 5: Savoury Preserves
Ted Angell – tomato & apple chutney
Class 6: Cordial/homebrew
James Iles – Coco Pops Porter
2018 Cook-Off Judges
The Cook-Off is just for fun but we are always delighted by the culinary talent in the community and we are confident that you will impress our judges this year:
Hilary Scott, Food Journalist
Hilary Scott is a former national and local food journalist and reviewer. She has also been a food festival compère for several years, commentating on celebrity chef demonstrations on stage and judging many cookery competitions.
She worked as a food sub-editor on Woman magazine before publishing her own monthly food magazine that won UK Regional Supplement of the Year after just six issues. The magazine’s resident writers included food expert and former chef to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Chris Barber, Jamie Oliver, Antony Worrall Thompson and Daniel Galmiche.
Hilary loves to cook and bake (along the way she has cooked in Michelin-starred kitchens and devised recipes too) – but she prefers to be taken out for dinner!
Eddie Berisha, Chef of Eliane’s Hungerford
Eddie is the chef at the popular Eliane’s on Hungerford High Street which specialises in healthy, tasty dishes. His menus have a mediterranean influence and are always colourful, mouth-watering and nutritious.
Lanie runs the monthly Community Market in Hamstead Marshall Market and is an expert local jam maker. She has kindly been our preserve judge for several years.