Amateur cooks wanted for Reading Steady Cook!By Alan Bunce
February 10, 2011
If you fancy yourself as a cook and think you can make a low-cost meal in 30 minutes, you could be a contestant in this year’s Reading Steady Cook!
The food contest for amateur cooks is in its second year and needs contestants.
Reading UK CIC in partnership with the Central Berkshire Education Business Partnership’s Young Chef 2011, is running this year’s competition, part of the foodie Eat Reading Live event.
It is open to amateurs of any ability. Professional chefs or caterers are invited to take part in the Eat Reading Live Pro-Chef Cook-Off in June.
For Reading Steady Cook!, contestants have to make a meal from quality ingredients that cost no more than £7.50. They have 30 minutes.
There are no rules about what contestants can cook. Anything from curry to bangers and mash can be on the menu. Heats start towards the end of March in some of Reading’s most popular local restaurants and pubs.
Co-ordinater Abby Lacey said: “Reading Steady Cook! is part of our Eat Reading programme of events which is all about celebrating the very best in food and drink throughout the town.
"This competition gives our talented amateur cooks the chance to step up to the hotplate and show us what they can do and I’m hoping we can have some real fun at the same time.”
The dishes will be judged by a panel of Reading’s cooking elite including chefs and writers. Winners of local heats will be invited to take part in the ‘cook-off’ on stage at this year’s Eat Reading Live, with the chance to win what organisers call a “money can’t buy foodie prize”.
Contact Abby Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org, 07789 756 656 or visit the Facebook page Eat Reading.