The 2019 Highland Scotch Beef Country Cooks Competition will take place on Sunday 19th May in Thurso High School, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7DS.
The rules are available for downloads below, and the entry form is below for completing. Club Secretaries have been, sent the link to the website for entering. There has been no limit set, on the amount of teams, which each club can enter.
Registration shall be at 10.45am and to start at 11am.
Please note the closing date is Friday 3rd May. Entry Fee per team is £15.
Any queries please contact Kerry on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07771 393817
The Highland Region of Young Farmer’ Clubs held their regional elimination of the Scotch Beef Country Cooks Competition on Sunday 19th May at Thurso High School, Thurso. Big thanks again to Quality Meat Scotland, who have continued to support the competition this year.
Seventeen teams of two club members from throughout the Highland Region were given one hour to cook dishes using a bag of unknown ingredients including quality scotch beef mince, sweet potato, long grain rice, puff pastry, apple, pepper, kidney beans and smoked cheese, without the aid of a recipe books. Judges Helen Campbell and Anne Frew scored the teams based on all aspects of the finished dishes, including hygiene, technical skill and team work. Judge Helen Campbell commented “great to see so many teams of all ages take part and not one was phased by not knowing what ingredients they were going to get. All dishes that were turned-out were all very good and she congratulated them all for taking part”.
Winners Rachel Isbister and Jessica Rendall from Sandwick YFC, who scored 85.5 points, will go on to represent the Highland Region at Royal Highland Show. This was the first time an Orkney team had competed in the Competition, so their trip across the water was a worthy one! They will be cooking against the East Region on the Thursday of the Royal Highland Show at the QMS stand at 12noon.
In second place were Gemma Duguid and Katie Mackinnon from Bower YFC with 85 points and third was Halkirk YFC’s Kirsty Fraser and Laura Doull with 79.5.
Photographed above is the winning team with the judges, L-R Judge Anne Frew, Rachel Isbister, Jessica Rendall and Judge Helen Campbell