A young pastry chef from Stanley House Hotel and Spa was named “best in Lancashire” at the North West Chef of the Year competition.
Cameron Norris (21) from Chorley was named winner of the county heat which took place at Preston College, fighting off tough competition from a further five chefs from restaurants including Northcote and The Freemasons, Wiswell.
Cameron’s winning dishes, including hand-dived King scallops with cauliflower risotto and Goosnargh duck breast with polenta puree, beetroot gnocchi and smoked Ashcroft beetroot, fully utilised locally sourced produce. He also adopted a beehive to create his own delicious honey for use in his dessert of yoghurt panna cotta with Lancashire rhubarb and “Cameron’s honey”.
Cameron will now go on to attend a master class with an acclaimed chef to further hone his skills with the industry’s best, before going on to compete against the other regional winners in the final of the competition.