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The third annual Great Northern Cook Off Awards

PUBLISHED: 14:27 16 December 2009 | UPDATED: 16:29 20 February 2013

GNCO Winners with chef mentor: Kevin Whiteford, Joyce Wolstencroft, Suzanne Lunt, Sab Losey, Julie Cook

GNCO Winners with chef mentor: Kevin Whiteford, Joyce Wolstencroft, Suzanne Lunt, Sab Losey, Julie Cook

The third annual Great Northern Cook Off Awards, organised by Cheshire based Inspiring Connections, were announced at a gala dinner at The Midland Hotel, Manchester

In front of an audience of chefs, food producers, hoteliers, teams and those who just enjoy a great party, the third annual Great Northern Cook Off Awards, organised by Cheshire based Inspiring Connections, were announced at a gala dinner at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.


he event was hosted by two Michelin Starred chef Michael Caines and popular local chef, Andrew Nutter. From the 1,2 miss a few 99,100 award - sponsored by Cheshire Life - for the most interesting interpretation of a recipe to The Great Northern Cooks themselves, the accent was on fun and great regional food.


The finalists had earlier tackled a regional menu in the kitchens of the Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow, which was blind tasted by a panel of judges including Cheshire Life food critic Ray King and chaired by Michael Caines MBE.


The event supported Hospitality Action, a charity for employees of the hotel and restaurant industry.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOE GARDNER

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