Young Chef 2018-19

Students from Gordano School competing for Young Chef 2018-19

Eight pupils from Gordano School participated in the Rotary Young Chef competition for 2018 -2019 which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Portishead..  This is a National Competition held annually with, initially 6,500 students starting out on the route to the National final which this year will be held in the Spring of 2019 in Leeds.

The brief for the students is to prepare a 3 course meal for 2 people within 2 hours for less than £20.  Some amazing dishes were created but it is not just about cooking, but menu choice, time management, costings and table presentation all form part of the marking criteria. 

The Portishead Rotary Club heat was won by Katherine Southern (3rd from the left) with Matt Lane (2nd from left) placed second. Katherine now goes through to the next stage of the District level competition.

The judges, Istvan Ulmann from Berwick Lodge and Charlie Urry from the Food School associated with Josh Eggleton’s Pony & Trap stated that they were very impressed with the standard and quality of cooking and that it was a very close competition.  They kindly offered the winner some additional coaching in preparation for the next heat and work experience.  As chefs they are keen to encourage enthusiastic students into the catering business.


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