There are five veterans, but only one dish can win!
Five veterans have battled it out to win a Yorkshire cooking competition – 'Masterchef style'.
Every two years, Help For Heroes organises the contest in which local veterans are mentored by top chefs, giving them the chance to learn practical cooking skills.
“Probably about ten years ago our head chef would go to Phoenix House [Recovery Centre] and train some of the veterans to cook a Christmas dinner,” explained Lady Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, who hosts the competition at Swinton Park.
“After a few years, I wanted to change the format, so that we could bring together some local chefs and the veterans with a view to them, perhaps, launching themselves into a new career.”
“Like I said guys, they’re all brilliant, but I think the one that stood out for me and the rest of the judges was this little fella here,” he continues, reaching over to pull Mark’s dish to the front.
“Very happy, very proud,” Mark told Forces News afterwards.
“Now I know I can present and make food like that, I’ll definitely look for a career in food and become a chef hopefully!”