This is the third year that the Rotary Club of Market Bosworth has sought local entrants for this competition and again the pupils of the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth took up the challenge.
Some 47 children entered the preliminary local heats with the task of producing scones. Scones made in each heat found their way to the school staff room so there were plenty of judges both official and unofficial! The supply of these goodies to the staff seems to be a cunning way of ensuring the popularity of the competition as we are told that the staff members are already looking forward to next year's tasty offerings.
The six best scone makers were judged to be Louise Morgan, Chantal Cook, Lucy Ibbetson, Kieran Madden, Imogen Banton and Harry Lawson. They entered the local final at the Dixie Grammar School on 3rd December where they were each tasked with cooking a full two course meal of their choice and presenting it in a formal restaurant-like setting. The judging team was President-elect John Whitehead and his wife Jill, together with Clare Hannaghan the Head of Home Economics, Food and Nutrition at the school.
The quality of all the food was excellent even by celebrity chef standards and this made the judging a very difficult task, requiring much resampling of the mouth-watering preparations. After extensive deliberations the judges awarded Harry Lawson the gold medal and a £15 WH Smith gift voucher. Lucy Ibbetson won the silver and a £10 voucher and Chantal Cook the bronze medal plus a £5 voucher.
Harry's winning entry was a main dish of Salmon and Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with Sea Salt Wedges and Rocket Salad, accompanied with Dill Mayonnaise. Dessert was Lemon Mousse with Chocolate Ginger Biscuits.
View the slideshow to meet the contestants and to see what tasty dishes they prepared.
Wathc the slideshoWWWWatch the slideshow to meet the contestants and their tasty dishes. Watch the slideshow to meet the contestants and their tasty dishes.All the contestants received a signed certificate from the Club and the 6 heat winners also receive an embroidered Young Chef apron.
Harry Lawson will now go on to the Rotary 1070 District final in Leicester early in the new year.
more Join Us For Family Fun Saturday 16th April In Market Bosworth Country Park
more Click DETAILS to see all the pictures. Click any image to enter Slideshow and use <- and -> buttons to navigate manually, OR use small Start button (bottom right) to run automatically, Pause button to stop
more Young Artists and Young Writers Address Environmental Issues Affecting Our Planet
more Check here for full details of all of Rotary's activities for the Christmas season.
more Through your generosity in sponsoring our Rotary cyclists we have been able to donate over £2000 to Lawrence House in Hinckley.
more Meet this year's Rotary Young Citizen Award winners and be inspired by the stories behind their achievements
more Winners of our Easter Egg colouring competition announced and we welcome new member Derek (Monty) Trott who is cycling 300 miles in support of Prostate Cancer UK.
more Spring is coming, the sun is shining and, as Cpt. Sir Tom would have said, "Tomorrow will be a better day!" So let's all enjoy some spring and Easter (Covid-compliant) fun with activites for all the family!
more Santa was so pleased that he was able to talk to so many children on Zoom. Now he has to get cracking on delivering all those presents but he says he will be Zooming again next Christmas. Happy Christmas!
more Because of Covid-19 our annual Fun Run will be rather different this year. It is virtually up to you! Join in any time, anywhere!
more A cracking day out!
more The Market Bosworth School Produces Winners In The Rotary Young Chef Competition
more On Sunday 4th December almost 100 children and adults (and a few dogs) joined our 2016 Santa Fun Run to raise funds for local charities.
more How long does it take for a church bench to wear out?
more Our 4th Santa Fun Run, Sunday 1st December 2013. Fun for all the family - and the dog.
more Santa Fun Run Sunday 2nd December. Fun for all the family and the dog!
more Our 6th Santa Fun Run, Sunday 6th December 2015.
more Our 3rd Santa Fun Run. Market Bosworth Country Park, Sunday 2nd December.
back We are for communities! You will find here details of our community events that support various Rotary projects and provide a lot of fun for the public and our members at the same time. Take a look - click on the headings in "Related Pages".