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Selwyn Times: August 16, 2016

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday August 16 2016 21 Taste Award-winning chef soaks up pressure Chillingworth Road chef and National Commis Chef of the Year – Blake Haines • By Gabrielle Stuart THE PRESSURE was on as Blake Haines set out his equipment and ingredients, preparing to battle some of the top young chefs in the country for the National Commis Chef of the Year title. That was when he got that sinking feeling: He was missing a crucial ingredient. In the rush to catch his flight to Auckland at 5am that morning, he had left his salt sitting on the bench at home. The chefs competing had to bring all their own equipment and ingredients to the competition from their seasonings to their pots and pans – which made for some funny looks when going through bag checks at the airport, he said. It was too late to buy any more, so he just had to work with what he had. But he went on to win gold for his main, an Akaroa salmon duo, half pan-fried and half wrapped in nori seaweed and cooked in plenty of chicken SATISFIED: Blake Haines beat the odds to win a gold medal at a national title. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN stock to make up for the missing seasoning. Winning a national title was incredibly satisfying, he said. He had dreamed of becoming a chef since he was about eightyears-old, cooking meals for his family – then things like spaghetti bolognese or chocolate chip biscuits, he said. “My family were good critics, although my mum never appreciated the mess in the kitchen,” he said. At about 14 he got an afterschool job washing dishes for a local restaurant, and from there he was hooked, he said. He worked for a while in Dunedin and at the Hermitage Hotel at Mt Cook, before moving to Christchurch with his girlfriend early this year. He knew Chillingworth Road owner and chef Darren Wright through his work on the Culinary Olympics NZ squad, and said he wanted the chance to work with him. His main role at the restaurant was as pastry chef which, he said, was something he had always enjoyed. “For customers, the first thing they try is the bread and the last is the dessert, so it either ruins or makes someone’s evening. Hopefully they are the two things they remember most,” he said. After seeing Blake’s work in the competitions, Olympic squad member and Christchurch chef Mark Sycamore asked him to travel to Greece with him in September this year to compete at the WACS WorldChefs Congress as his commis chef. But, although he hoped cheffing could open doors for more travelling in the future, he said he always planned to return to New Zealand. “We both love Christchurch and there’s lots going on, so many new restaurants opening and places to dine, so there are so many opportunities here.” HAVE YOU BEEN TO SEE US LATELY? Call in today for a full supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) Treat the Kids! Kids two course special from TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm SPECIALIST BAKERY • Hand-made on premises daily • Wide selection of gorgeous, tasty slices • Fresh cut sandwiches, paninis, bagels & salads • Delicious pies, sausage rolls, quiches, muffins & scones • Gluten free options available 66-68 Springs Rd | Email: Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm RESTAURANT & CAFÉ Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner $ 10 We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area. ‘Famous for their roasts!’ Seniors SPECIAL Two courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert $ 20 Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Conditions apply. Racecourse Hotel Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 (opposite Riccarton Raceway) H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB «WHAT'S ON« WESTVIEW LOUNGE SATURDAY 20 August, 4.30PM Barross 8PM Easy Come Easy Go SPORTS HALL SATURDAY 20th AUGUST, 8PM DnD Showband presents THREE SHOWS IN ONE... SHOW SOLD OUT Fleetwood Mac ; ABBA; Moulin Rouge «COMING UP« WESTVIEW LOUNGE SATURDAY 27 August, 4.30PM Marion’s Outlaws 8PM Tony Atwood & the C-Bay Band SPORTS HALL SATURDAY 27 AUG, 7.30PM SOUND SENSATION 13 PIECE SHOWBAND. Tickets $25. FRIDAY 2 SEPT, 7.30PM THE DIXIE PRIX PRESENT LEGENDS OF COUNTRY NZ PREMIERE COUNTRY TRIO. TICKETS $15. Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome