YOUNG CHEF DISTRICT FINAL
DISTRICT YOUNG CHEF WINNER HANNAH TAYLOR OF ALNWICK AND PHIL FARMER OF THE COOK AND BARKER, NEWTON ON THE MOOR.
Young Chef District Finalists
Phil Farmer (Judge), Calum Pritchard (runner-up) Veronica Weileder and Mia Corby (Newcastle Gosforth) and Hannah Taylor (Winner)
A kitchen battle between competitors sponsored by Newcastle Gosforth Rotary Club and Alnwick Rotary Club
Rotary North East England District
Final for Young Chef took place at The Duchess’s Community High School on
Saturday, 24th February. Four talented budding chefs competed to win
a place in the Regional Final. With a
budget of £15 and a 2 hour time slot they were required to cook a three course
meal for two.
The standard was extremely
high commented judge Phil Farmer, Top chef and owner of the Cook and Barker in
Newton on the Moor as he assessed the presentation, menus, use of local produce
as well as the finished platters. After much deliberating and tasting Hannah
Taylor won the day with her vegan menu of Stuffed Chestnut Mushrooms to start
followed by Three Rice Medley with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Courgettes and
Key Lime Pie as dessert. Calum Pritchard was a close second producing
Chilli and Garlic Prawns followed by Chicken a la Provençale and Citrus Poached
Pears. Both are students at The Duchess’s Community High School.
Rotary would like to thank
Phil for giving his time and expertise, The school for the use of their
facilities, Rachel Milburn from the Technology Department and wish Hannah and
Calum the best of luck when they compete in the Regional Final which is also at
The Duchess’s Community High School and will include 6 competitors from
Scotland along with our finalists.
We look forward to more
Rotary Clubs entering competitors next year.
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