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Shared Olive Apprentice Aiming To Be Crowned “The Best Chef In Flintshire”

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 22nd, 2013.

A young apprentice chef who has recently joined the award winning kitchen team at The Shared Olive, Hawarden, is aiming for top honours in this years “Best Chef In Flintshire” competition, part of the Mold Food Festival.


19 year old Arron Tye, above, started working at the Shared Olive as part of a government funded apprenticeship scheme from Yale college Wrexham.

Danny Burke, Head Chef, Co Owner and former Welsh national chef of the year said

“Since his arrival Arron has gone from strength to strength adding even more quality to our team”

“We like to see our young team members do well especially in cooking competitions, it really helps an individuals grow and develop into high quality professional chefs”

Last year Adele Southern entered the competition and won, she has developed her skills hugely and has gained an invitation to the final of the Junior North West Chef of the year.

The “Best Chef In Flintshire” competition is open to chefs from the age of 16 and over, they must be living or working in a Hotel, Restaurant or Public House within the Flintshire area.

Chefs can only use fresh locally sourced Welsh ingredients for their two course competition menu, with a maximum of 60 high pressure minutes to prepare and cook both dishes.

The Shared Olive has established itself as Flintshire`s best restaurant in the eyes of customers, who have rated it number one out 153 restaurants in the county, with an unprecedented 178 excellent (5 star) reviews on the Tripadvisor website, Hawarden itself is fast becoming Flintshire`s gastronomic centre of excellence with a cluster of fantastic restaurants and food orientated pubs.

Arron is hoping he makes it all the way to the finals which will be held on Saturday 21st September 2013 at the Mold Food & Drink Festival

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