Wednesday night saw four talented pastry chefs battled it out at the Good Housekeeping Institute in Soho for the Moevenpick Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year title. Alice Peel, from Sodexo impressed the judges the most and was crowned winner, post a nail biting cook-off.
Peel’s Strawberry, Lime and Champagne Sundae was a summery, fruity, fizzy combination, with perfectly matched flavours. The four strong panel of judges agreed it would go down well at Taste of London next weekend! Head judge, pastry chef and cookbook author, Will Torrent said “We were really impressed by the enthusiasm and attention to detail shown by all four of this year’s finalists. For us, Alice’s Strawberry, Lime & Champagne Sundae was the clear winner, thanks to its beautifully balanced flavours and superb presentation. Alice successfully made the Moevenpick Double Cream & Meringue Ice Cream the sundae’s hero, complemented by the fruity bite of the strawberries, lime and fresh Champagne. It was a truly stunning summer sundae.”
To celebrate her win, Peel will showcase the winning recipe at Taste of London this summer, as well as receive VIP tickets to the festival, spending money and a two-night stay at a 4* London hotel.