Opening Hours

Week starting Monday 20th March 2023
  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Atria Watford Shopping Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2UB

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Mum's Best Dish Competition FAQ's

Mum's Best Dish FAQ's 

What is the judging criteria?

We ask that the ingredient and method fields be completed to the best of your ability. This means filling out the recipe form in English and listing the ingredients in metric measurements. Additionally, our judges are looking for the winning dish that meets the following criteria:

A Memorable Story

Mum’s best dish is made with passion and love, so we would love to hear the story behind your entry. Perhaps it has been handed down through generations in your family, or brings back one of your own special memories.

The Taste Is Just Right

While the judges won’t be able to taste the dish you enter, you do need to ensure the ingredients are 100% accurate. Even the smallest imprecision will affect the flavour.

Quality Of Ingredients

This is an evaluation of a dishes ingredients, with consideration given to the use of ingredients in creative ways.

Appearance Of Your Dish

While we agree looks aren’t everything, they certainly help with food! The more aesthetically appealing your dish is, the better.

Who are the judges?

For the first round, we have:

Jozef Barnas: The Head Chef of The Beech House

Giancarlo Ungaro: The General Manager of The Beech House

For the final round, we have:

Jean-Christophe Novelli, MBE.

What will I win if my dish is picked as number one?

The winner plus three guests will be invited to attend the Novelli cookery school for Champagne, demonstrations, hands-on cooking, and tasting. As well as a Lakeland Dual Air Fryer.

What happens with the winning dish?

Jean-Christophe will record himself cooking the winning recipe and tasting it at the end. This will be shared across Atria Watford’s social media platforms.

What are the prizes for the runners-up?

Watch Atria's social media to find out more news coming soon... 

Should it be sweet or savoury?

Sweet or savoury, smooth or succulent, a pie or pudding, a roast or risotto, Mum’s Best Dish is open to interpretation.