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Sue Brady & brigade making light work of school meals

Teamwork, laughter, giant ladles and some great cooking thrown in for good measure. See what happened when we went to visit Wiltshire caterer Sue Brady and her brilliant brigade.

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The Essential Book of Soups

We’ve compiled some of our favourite recipes into this handy book to guide you through spring, summer, autumn and winter, incorporating the freshest, seasonal ingredients and of course the best range of stocks, glaces and Asian bases.

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Nice one Cyril! Carden Park Chef Takes North West Young Chef Crown

A promising senior sous chef from Cheshire’s luxury Carden Park Hotel has scooped the title of North West Young Chef for 2018 in a tense six-way cook off, held yesterday at Cheshire College – South and West. Cyril Gabriel, 23, cooked his way to glory, seeing off tough competition including chefs from Northcote and the Punchbowl at Crosthwaite.

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Sandstone Trail Postponed

With temperatures expected to rise up to 30◦C at the weekend, we have made the tough decision as a team to postpone our Sandstone Trail walk which was planned for Saturday 30th June.

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North West Young Chef Competition

Are you a confident young chef under 23, ready to show off your skills and boost your career prospects?

If you are passionate about food and can cook a 3 course meal for 2 people using local produce, then you really should be entering the North West Young Chef of the Year Competition.

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Welcome to our #Cheflife series, examining life behind the pass for talented chefs and their brilliant brigades.

With more exclusive episodes on the way, keep checking back for new content.

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When you are a chef, you can judge whether something’s good or not and these are fantastic products that enhance what you are doing. They are the best of their kind on the market and I would personally recommend them.

Dave Edwards, Head Chef, The Hand & Trumpet

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