Young Chef Competition at Maidenhill School

Wed, Nov 28th 2012 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Local heat of the District Young Chef Competition.

November 28th proved to be a very busy afternoon for Kath Fry's 9 contestants from Maidenhill School for the Rotary Young Chef Competition -  Chelsey Peck, Lily Atkinson, Kelsey Roche, Casey Field, Oliver King, Eleanor Mynett, Ellie Chandler, Abie Pipp and Jasmine Sweetland .   They really did "cook their hearts out".  Their session was started off with a visit from the Head Teacher  Pam Wilson who gave them all suppport and encouragement.

Our two judging chefs- Felix Prem from the Stonehouse Court Hotel  and Christopher Hale from Schlumberger Ltd - gave their time and experience to encourage the young chefs,  and to judge a truly splendid array of dishes.   We really did appreciate their support, and it was great to have local involvement.

Ellie Chandler was chosen as the winner - and she now has the chance to progress to gthe next round at Cirencester in January.  The 8 runners-up were also congratulated by the judges - they had all done exceptionally well.

Ellie was presented with a wonderful cookery book -  "The Home Chef"  - written and well laid out by Chef Neven Maguire, for a start in Catering and Home Baking.   All the contestants werre also presented with a certificate for their personal portfolios by Rotary Vice President, Richard Hollick.

The judging criteria covered their choice of a healthy two course meal,  their planning and organisation; keeping to a defined budget; meal presentation; and of course tasting by the judges.

Photo of all of the contestants:

Rotary Young Chef is a National competition and the competition final prizes are sponsored by Filippo Berio - including a visit to Italy.





Margaret Roberts.

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