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Beer Scouts – Best Cooks in Devon

3 March 2015

Four Scouts from Beer have been practising hard for weeks for the scouting equivalent of TV’s Master Chef.

The competition challenged young people to cook a three course meal using a 2 ring gas burner, in 2 hours for 5 people on a budget of only £17. The other limitation was to only use a small amount of pans to cook with. As any chef would agree it’s a difficult task.

A team of independent judges watched as the youngsters prepared, cooked and presented their meals, paying close attention to safe food handling, team work, originality, taste and quality of the dishes and importantly, good washing up skills!

The theme was “Jamboree” and the Beer team went for past present and future countries’ that hosted or are hosting the large internal camp.

Starter
Halloumi and Chicken Kebab on a homemade pitta served with a tzatziki

Main
Pan cooked Deep pan pizza with a tangy cheese and tomato topping with wideboy pepperami.

Desert
Dorayaki with Chocolate Creme Patissiere – this is a Japanese desert.

The team have proved what it takes to beat the other scout teams from across Devon by claiming both best dessert and best overall.

Judges Former Petty Officer Chef Shane Aris said “I have had an excellent experience judging the teams. They produced really tasty food with such limited equipment I was amazed at the skill level”

The other tasting judge Adam Hughes Manger at local wine bar Osborne’s said “The scouts produced fantastic food which was a pleasure to judge. I just wish I could have achieved their standard at the they age they are. “
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