Three catering students from Surrey have made it through the first stages of a competition for young chefs.

Sam Hutchinson, Jake Solman-Wood, both 19, and Mathew Clayton, 18, from Carshalton College, are now in the London heats of the 2012/13 Brakes Student Chef Team Challenge.

The hospitality and catering students created a meal for four of goat’s cheese filo tart and quince poached in red wine, followed by a main of pan-seared duck with seasonal greens, pancetta, a celeriac and parsnip puree and redcurrant jus.

The last course was deep fried pasta with a mango and passion fruit mousse.

The aspiring chefs submitted details of how they would prepare each course and the costs, working to a budget of £10 a head.

“They worked really hard on coming up with an impressive three-course meal and we are all delighted they have made it through to the next round,”  said Tom Hall, Carshalton’s catering team leader.

The London heats will be held on January 26.

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