Clare hotel chefs deliver the goods in MasterChef challenge

CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Chefs Becky Hind, Dean Harding, Claire Haigh and Vincent Bushell.'Picture Mark Westley
CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Chefs Becky Hind, Dean Harding, Claire Haigh and Vincent Bushell.'Picture Mark Westley
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Four chefs took up the challenge of being master chef in Clare, when an inaugural contest took place earlier this month.

The competition was hosted by The Bell Hotel and saw four of its chefs – Vince Bushell, Becky Hind, Deon Harding and Claire Haigh – prepare a four-course meal for a panel of judges made up of well-known local names.

CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Judges Gillian Hind, Michelle Slater, Carl Manning and Lisa Manning and Robin Stone.'Picture Mark Westley

CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Judges Gillian Hind, Michelle Slater, Carl Manning and Lisa Manning and Robin Stone.'Picture Mark Westley

After a starter, fish course, main and desserts were served up, Vince was named the winner by the judges.

The challenge was the brainchild of Vince, who said: “It was judged on a simple basis; its appearance and taste and whether it would suit the hotel.

“I’ve got the bragging rights for 24 hours and that’s probably all it will be. There was a winner today but the main winner was the hotel.”

CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Picture Mark Westley

CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Picture Mark Westley

CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Chefs Becky Hind, Dean Harding, Claire Haigh and Vincent Bushell.'Picture Mark Westley

CLARE: Hotel hosting the first ever Masterchef in Clare competition'The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare'Four chefs will prepare a four course meal for a panel of judges.'Chefs Becky Hind, Dean Harding, Claire Haigh and Vincent Bushell.'Picture Mark Westley