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Yorkshire Coast Cook Off


We’re looking for the best amateur chefs in our area for “The Yorkshire Coast Cook Off” with Stringers of Whitby.
On Saturday 3rd October, three finalists will have £20 to cook their finest main course dish from scratch.
The judges include Paddy in the Morning and celebrity chef Richard Walton.
The prize is £5000 to spend on a kitchen bedroom or bathroom from Stringers.
The three finalists will be chosen at random to join us at Stringers to compete for the prize.

To enter, tell us about the meal you’ll cook by filling out the form below

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A little bit about Stringers

We are a family run business specialising in the supply and installation of quality kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms to clients throughout Yorkshire.

We have a large modern showroom located near Whitby with an array of displays including Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Appliances. Our showroom is open 7 days a week for you browse our displays and workmanship in friendly, helpful environment without been hassled

Please describe your meal that you will cook

Richard Walton Allen has over twenty year’s experience in the food industry, including twelve years as Executive Chef at Harvey Nichols. Winner of many awards Richard  began to dabble as a child when he worked his way through the Hamlyn Family Cook book and his family groaned at the mess he made in the kitchen – bet they don’t regret that now!


 “I just loved cooking” says Richard who pursued it as a career starting in here in West Yorkshire. At 18 he moved to London for a formal apprenticeship he describes as “brilliant” and then over the next six years found himself progress through various quality restaurants in London and Australia to hone his trade. “

In 2012 Richard help open the create restaurant in Leeds a business that helped tackle homelessness through employment and training  .the restaurant  won several awards including a Michelin bib gourmand  and a observer food award

Richard currently works across several businesses as a freelance consultant

And as a chef teacher. 

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All entries to be received by 4pm on Sunday 27th September 2015

Terms & Conditions

The winner, as determined by the judges will receive £5000 to spend in store

No refunds or exchanges will be provided and no cash alternative

Rules for the cook off

You have a budget of £20 to make a meal from fresh to plate within 1 hour

The £20 will be reimbursed on the day of the Cook Off

Finalists must bring their own cooking equipment on the day to make and present the meal apart from pans which will be provided to use. We will provide a set of Svilling Pans 

The finalists will be announced on Monday 28th September 2015

All finalists must be able to attend the Cook Off  at Stringers of Whitby, Enterprise Way, Whitby between 10am and 12pm on Saturday 3rd October 2015

The prize winner will be announced on the day of the Cook Off


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