Amelia Ng from the Manor House Hotel has been crowned the winner of oriental food wholesaler Wing Yip’s young chef of the year competition.
Ng beat 14 finalists to the 2019 title, and won a £750 cash prize as well a stage with one of the judges, Larkin Cen, at his Bristol restaurant Woky Ko.
The other judges included president of the British Culinary Federation, Peter Griffiths MBE, and Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell.
Ng said: “I am thrilled to have won, especially given the standard of the other finalists. I heard about this competition from my mentor Ed Marsh and have been working very hard preparing over the last couple of months. I was thrilled to have made the final but to win the title is just incredible.”
Finalists were required to submit two oriental dishes – a street food starter and a main course presented in a bowl. Ng impressed the judges with her starter dish of black sesame bao bun with crispy challons duck and spiced plum and a main of huntsham farm pork and prawn wontons served with egg noodles, lotus root, pak choi, Chinese leaf, pork and shitake broth