BASC and Highland Game Colleges’ Cookery Competition

This year’s BASC and Highland Game Colleges’ Cookery Competition showcased some incredible talent and exciting game cooks of the future.

The competition attracted entries from colleges all over the UK, all of which were whittled down to give our top five to go forward to cook over against each other in the final. This year’s final five were:

Chloe Smart – City of Bristol College

George Oakes – Westminster Kingsway College (overall winner)

Charlotte Farmer – Blackpool and the Fylde College

Harry Tilley – Gloucestershire College 

Marc Pearce – Gloucestershire College

The day included a venison butchery masterclass from  chef and author Jose Souto before the cooks set about preparing their dishes for the judges. 

This year’s panel of judges were TV presenter and celebrity farmer JB Gill, food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden, chef and consultant Paul Gaylor, Jose Souto and BASC’s head of wild food, Annette Woolcock. Thank you to Highland Game for their continued support of the competition again for this year.

The competition in pictures

All photographs copyright BASC & Oli Lees Photography.