Raglan Masterchef competition

Raglan Masterchef competition

We had a right royal cook off for this year’s Raglan Masterchef competition on Sunday 14 May.

Inspired by the Queen’s sapphire jubilee, this year’s theme was ‘The Queen’s garden party’.

Congratulations to first prize winner Daphne Pettit for her majestic ‘Patriotic Pavlova’ entry.

Aprons and rossettes were awarded to the first three winners, and judges also awarded an apron and wooden spoon for two special prizes.

In true garden party style, entrants provided a feast of different dishes, from jellies to meringue and from sweet to savoury. Thank you to all those who took part and supported the village.

Many thanks to our judges Pennie Walker, Paul Davies, former Raglan Masterchef winner Jane Powell, and Nick Ramsey. Thanks also to our wonderful hosts at The Beaufort Arms Hotel.

Check out all the fabulous entries on our Facebook page.

Masterchef results

First place – Patriotic Pavlova by Daphne Pettit

Second place – Meringue Crown by Karen Hurley

Third place – Smoked Salmon Twirls by Kirstie Pope

Best effort – Princess Charlotte Raspberry Mousse by Vicky Spencer-Francis

Best patriotic dish – Summer Fruit Jelly by Tali Mills

Raglan residents serve up perfect picnic

 Creative Raglan residents have been cooking up a treat to help raise funds for their community.

 Competitors served up a dazzling array of dishes from quiches to cakes for the annual Raglan Masterchef competition, organised in partnership with the Raglan Village Hall Association (RVHA). 

 Jayne Powell was crowned Raglan Masterchef after impressing the judges Eliot Lewis, Jonathan Mills, Claire Long and Andrea Sholl with a gruyere & ham quiche. 

 Freya Pierpoint, Jonathan Helm and Kirstie Pope were awarded second to fourth prize for their respective creations of chocolate and orange cake, mushroom and chestnut wellington and a quinoa salad. 

 Chair of the RVHA, Chris Butler-Donnelly, said: “All the entries were of an impressively high standard and very creative. Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s competition.”

 Hosted by the Beaufort Arms, around 50 people turned out to support the event including Nick Ramsay AM. 

 The winners were awarded aprons and rosettes by RVHA Chair, Chris Butler-Donnelly. 

The event raised £75 in total for the RVHA, which works to improve the availability, quality and use of community facilities within the village of Raglan.