First for Faulkner at the 12th Major Series - January 2015First for Faulkner at the 12th Major Series - January 2015

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02 Feb 2015

Major International and the Craft Guild of Chefs work in partnership to organise the annual Major Series of Display Classes.  The national competition, open to junior and senior chefs of varying skill levels, takes place throughout the year at venues around the country and culminate in the live final which was this year held on day one of Hospitality 2015.

The standard of competitors was high once again and it proves this event is growing in popularity year on year to really is attracting the best chefs in the industry.  Lucy Faulkner stood out from the crowd and took home the first prize of £500 by winning a Silver and ‘Best in Class’ with her winning dish.  Not only was her menu selection imaginative, she really brought out the flavours of her dish, accentuating the chicken with her choice of Major Mediterranean Mari Base marinade.  The competition was judged by Major’s very own Brian Eastment and the Craft Guild of Chefs judges Christopher Basten, Wayne Harris and Dennis Mwakulua,

 “The standard of the students is rising every year at the Major Series and we were thrilled with the outcome.  We witnessed and tasted some fantastic recipes, all using the Major products and the chefs did exceptionally well.” comments Brian Eastment, Executive Development Chef of Major International.

Lucy cooked a stuffed pan roasted Mediterranean chicken wrapped in pancetta, served with a spicy tomato risotto, asparagus and chicken gravy using Major Chicken and Vegetable Stock and Major Mediterranean Mari Base Marinade.

“The aim of the Major Series is not only to promote culinary excellence but also to nurture talent. Today this is seen as one of the UK’s premier competitions and it’s a great way to encourage creativity and showcase your skills.  We were overwhelmed by the standard in the final and the Mari Base marinades were used very well!” comments David Bryant, Managing Director of Major International.


The first heat for the Major Series XIII is to be held at South Devon College on Friday 6th February.  To register your interest contact Franciska Kiraly on 020 8948 3870 or email.

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