The Raglan version of Masterchef took place in the Beaufort Hotel on Sunday, with Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay stepping in for Greg Wallace and John Torode.
Organised by the Raglan Village Hall Association, the event attracted nine entrants, aged from 11 years upwards.
The brief was to create a dish suitable for a royal garden party to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s sapphire anniversary – and with her red, white and blue, raspberry and blueberry pavlova, Daphne Pettit’s attractive dessert undoubtedly fitted the bill.
Mrs Pettit, who lives in the village, said: “I’m just a family, everyday cook but my husband David encouraged me to enter my pavlova.”
Congratulating Mrs Pettit on her success, Mr Ramsay said: “It was a fun evening and a real pleasure to be invited to judge this popular competition – not an easy task! Well done to everyone who took part, and of course to Daphne for her delicious pavlova. I would like to thank everyone involved in organising such a successful evening and Miguel and his team at The Beaufort.”
Caption: Raglan’s Masterchef winner Daphne Pettit with Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay and Beaufort owner, Miguel