Chefs show off top skills at cooking competition

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TWO navy chefs from Gosport have won a medal.

Leading Chef Scott Furber, and Chef Ashley Fisher, from Gosport, took bronze in the Open Cook category of the Inter Services competition.

The pair had just 90 minutes to prepare their three-course meal, which was then served by Steward Rachel Batty.

LChef Furber, 27, said the pair had started practising on September 16.

He said: ‘We keep going until we get it right – from the taste and the presentation to the timing.’

Chef Fisher, 23, also from Gosport added: “We are both passionate about cooking – we both cook at home for our girlfriends and try dishes out on them.’

The pair’s starter was pan-fried sea scallops with cauliflower puree and tempura florets with crispy pancetta.

The main was marinated beef fillet with a shallot puree, braised oxtail tortellini with onion marmalade, pan-fried shallots and baby leeks. Dessert was a chocolate fondant.

The Army won overall, RAF second and the navy came last.