Chef Apprentice of the Year

04 Mar 2020 | Categories: Awards, Events, Staff News

Somerset Larder’s rising star Estevan Colangelo won Bridgwater and Taunton College’s Chef Apprentice of the Year with a stunning three course meal, beating two other high standard finalists.

His meal was inspired by his home country of Brazil, with a starter of Coxinha de Frango, main of Moqueca de Peixe and dessert of Brazilian ‘Pudim’.

Estevan began his apprenticeship with Somerset Larder in April last year. He started as a kitchen porter, but was soon promoted as he showed an obvious flair and passion for food. In his short career as a trainee chef, he has already cooked for celebrity chef Michael Caines of Lympstone Manor!

Estevan discussing his dishes with the panel of judges.

Estevan’s Menu in Full

Coxinha de Frango
Chicken – Coriander – Lime

Moqueca de Peixe
Seafood – Coconut – Rice

Brazilian ‘Pudim’
Milk – Caramel

Estevan won a Nesbits knife set.