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Young US turn up the heat at Cholent Fest
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Thursday 2nd March 2017

Last week, Young US held the fourth annual Cholent Fest at Finchley US.

The event saw contestants compete against one another to create the cholent that would be voted the most delicious by the judges. The teams prepared their dishes 24 hours before the main event on Thursday evening.

In addition to the cook-off, attendees enjoyed free cholent and wine tasting and other treats whilst visiting a number of market stalls.

The judging panel consisted of the former Private Chef to the Royal Family and current Head Chef at the Grove Hotel, Harry Lomas, Cholent Fest founder and Young US Rabbi, Josh Zaitschek and pastry chef Ilana Epstein.

The winning team with Harry Lomas, Josh Zaitschek (Young US) and Ilana Epstein (Living & Learning)

Josh Zaitschek, Young US Rabbi and Cholent Fest Founder, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people come together to enjoy Cholent Fest in a great atmosphere and to receive such positive feedback. I look forward to welcoming many new faces to our Minyan on the Move and our United Friday Night Dinners in the near future.”

Avi Werjuka, a member of the winning team, said: “Cholent Fest 2017 was brilliant. It was great to challenge ourselves and be a part of the whole event. We were pleased that our efforts paid off, as we were crowned champions! Congratulations and many thanks once again to Josh and the entire Young US Team.”