Rotary Young Chef Competition 2017

Here are the details of the recent Young Chef Area Final at Petroc College, Barnstaple with photographs of the District Final.

Rotarians Ian Stuart and myself attended Petroc College for the area final of the Rotary Young Chef competition. Rotarians from Barnstaple and Great Torrington plus teachers and parents also to support the students taking part. Steven Kings from Paignton, who is on the District Committee for Youth, also attended.

It always surprises me on the quality of dishes produced by these young cooks, the age range this year was eleven to fourteen. The winning menu from James was a starter of  red onion and goats cheese tart, the main was a salmon dish and the dessert was a chocolate fondant (which I happily devoured!). Unfortunately James is on holiday on the 17th January when the District Final takes place, and although this a disappointment for him, the two that will go through are strong contenders. Laura Comer was second and Jessica Roseveare was a very close third.

Pam Hyde