September 2015

Chef Shropshall serves Germany a classic British dish

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Chef lecturer Mathew Shropshall provided a masterclass in classic British cuisine – cooking 600 portions of fish and chips in 20 hours.

Chef Shropshall represented Birmingham and the UK at the huge Eat Eat Eat international food festival in Leipzig, Germany.

He cooked alongside top chefs from an array of global cities including Barcelona, Lyon, Moscow, Houston and Ho Chi Minh City.

Chef Shropshall decided to showcase some classic British food and was rushed off his feet as visitors queued for fresh haddock, served in a light, crispy beer batter, with Maris Piper chips, a pea puree and homemade tartare sauce.

For authenticity, the dish was served in a cone made from German newspaper.

Representing Birmingham and University College Birmingham at the festival was brilliant. The planning, organisation and service of more than 600 customers in 20 hours over two days went brilliantly. The nation’s favourite dish was a big success in Germany and we have converted lots of overseas food-lovers to the delights of British fish and chips. We have many more dishes to serve in the future at this terrific festival.

Chef Shropshall, UCB

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