A north of England bakery student has created an award-winning sandwich that could land her a job at Délifrance UK.
Eighteen year-old Zoe Barnes from Leeds City College impressed judges at a regional round of the Délifrance Sandwich World Cup competition’s heat at the College’s Thomas Danby Campus this week, serving up a Cyprus-inspired hummus and roast vegetable filling.
She competed alongside five other students from the College’s Level 2 Bakery course being judged on creativeness, taste and cost-effectiveness.
David Mizon, general secretary of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) and one of the competition’s judges, said: “The calibre of entries from all five UK catering and bakery colleges has been inspiring. Entrants from across the country have displayed a real depth of talent in culinary creativity around the humble sandwich.
“With creations such as Zoe’s Cyprus-inspires hummus and roast vegetable sandwich going up against a brie, prosciutto and pear sandwich from Wales, it’s clearly going to be an exciting national final.”
Barnes will go up against other regional finalists from Wales, London, Surrey and Liverpool for the title of the UK’s best sandwich maker at a national final, with the chance to win an internship with Délifrance UK. The national winner will represent the UK in the international final to be held in Paris next February.
Ian Dobbie, Délifrance UK managing director, said: “Huge congratulations to Zoe – she’s done the region proud in demonstrating what a wealth of talent can be found from one college alone.”
The Délifrance Sandwich World Cup is a bi-annual competition which challenges bakers and cooks to transform the humble sandwich into a gastronomical delight. Past judges have included celebrity chefs Brian Turner and Ed Baines.