‘A Taste of Bolton’, organised by Women in Neighbourhoods (WiN), Bolton College and Bolton at Home, was a vibrant celebration of cuisine and cultures from around the world, and was held to officially launch 'A Taste of Bolton' recipe book.
Competitors were separated in to three categories: students from the College; charities and community groups; and professionals.
Prizes were handed out for best presentation of food, and best recipe and taste.
The cook-off started in the College catering kitchens, where the chefs rustled up their dishes.
10 judges sampled the gastronomic delights: celebrity chef Paul Heathcote MBE; food and wine writer Patrick Trodden; the RAF’s Sgt Amanda Edwards; Doctor Baroness Newlove LLD, campaigner and Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton; His Honour Judge William Morris, former Resident Judge of Bolton Crown Court; Edith Conn OBE DL JP, President of Greater Manchester’s British Red Cross; Ray Hanks, Trustee at Gorton Monastery; Shauna Morton from Bolton at Home; and Bolton College’s Principal, Bill Webster.
Bill Webster, Principal of Bolton College, said: “The food presented reflected the rich diversity of our wonderful town. The dishes were absolutely delicious and I’d like to thank the competitors, judges and the Mayor of Bolton for joining us this evening for a food extravaganza.”
The event was covered by the Bolton News - read more here.