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Creating heat in the kitchen; Deborah has the "perfect dish"

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:00 GMT on Monday, 1st August, 2011.
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CUMBERNAULD College student, Deborah Kirk has taken home the winner's trophy from the "Skills for Chefs" competition, which was held, this year at the University of Sheffield. 

The "Skills for Chefs" competition aims at outlining people's cooking skills by putting them under the spotlight.
Cooking her way into the final, Deborah was given the task to prepare a classical chicken saute dish and a dessert featuring Cacoa Barry Chocolate and California Raisins.

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Battling off the other five contestants, Deborah, went on to win the votes of the judges - Steve Bird, Brakes Foodservice, Chris Frederick, Label Anglais Chicken, Nigel Crane, Essential Cuisine and Andrew Bennett, Sheraton Pak Lane Hotel.
The judges' winning vote was unanimous and was based on the taste and presentation of Deborah’s dishes as well as her skill and organisation throughout the day. 

Now Deborah’s passion, commitment and creativity, have seen her go on to start working in the 5 Star Turnberry Hotel, in Ayrshire, as a Chef.

Cumbernauld College Chef Lecturer, Paul Clark commented on Deborah's success: “Deborah showed a high level of commitment, putting in the extra hours of practice to perfect her dishes. To cook so well on the day and to come first against such strong competitors is a fantastic achievement”

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