Darlington Mayor takes on Youth MP in Omelette Challenge

In News, on the 2nd, February 2015

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Darlington's mayor took on an eggy challenge on Thursday (29th January) as he pitted his wits in an omelette making contest against the town's Youth MP.

Darlington College hosted the three egg Omelette Challenge in the first in a series of battles between students, staff and special guests ahead of a special Hell’s Kitchen event this month.

Following a masterclass from Lee Couttes, catering programme leader, Councillor Lee, 68, who represents Heighington and Coniscliffe, grasped the whisk first, managing a respectable if slightly singed and over-seasoned dish.

Danny Brown, 14, from Longfield Academy, Darlington, who was elected to represent the town’s young people on the national stage last year, produced a more visually appealing creation and said he was “egg-static” with the result.

He said: “It could have gone better but I don’t think any amount of practice could have prepared me for this.”

Cllr Lee, who has been keen to promote the good work of Darlington’s young people during his term of office, added: “Good food is linked to good health and exercise. All three together are critical for all young people to become involved with.”

The Omelette Challenge breaks its last egg on February 26 when a Hell’s Kitchen themed evening will be staged at the college’s Glasshouse Restaurant and the winner announced.

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