Liam aims for ‘young chef of year’ title

Liam Anderson in North West Young Chef of the Year finals (s)
Liam Anderson in North West Young Chef of the Year finals (s)

The cooking talents of Liam Anderson have earned him a place in the North West Young Chef of the Year competition.

The chef de partie at the Freemasons Arms in Wiswell will now compete for the prestigious title at the finals in May. Liam had to prepare a three course meal for two people featuring local and seasonal produce but he also had to explain to the judges how he he came up with menu and also costings for it. Liam’s menu, which included a main dish of corn fed chicken followed by rhubarb and custard souffle, certainly impressed the judging panel who said his presentation was “second to none.’’

And it was a case of second time lucky for Liam as he has entered the competition before but failed to reach the final as the judges said his food was good but he needed more experience.

A year on and with bags of experience under his belt and his confidence boosted Liam has taken the competition by storm. He said: “I think that not getting through in 2015 was one of my incentives for entering this year. I needed to prove to myself that I could do it.’’

Liam will now attend a master class with an acclaimed chef to hone his skills before he bids for the title.