Rotary Young Chef

Backwell School students compete in the local heat of the national Rotary Young Chef competition

Young Chefs prepare tasty treats at Backwell School.

The morning of Tuesday 16th January 2018 saw a major change in the curriculum for 11 pupils at Backwell School. The morning was spent cooking up an individual two-course meal as their entries in the Rotary Young Chef Competition sponsored by Rotary, Nailsea and Backwell.  Originally 32 students applied to enter the competition and those who took part were tasked with preparing a compulsory lasagne and a pudding of their choice.  The standard was excellent and the three judges had an extremely difficult task selecting the winner with very few points separating all of the entrants.

Rotarian Pete Hoare, one of the judges, said “this really was a great demonstration of the skills of the students.  The food was delicious, the standard extremely high and the final decision on the winners was very tight”.  The final decision went to Eva Weston with Theo Sutton-Marceau in second place and Lois Wilkinson third.  Each received a cash prize and a certificate of achievement.

The competition generated much enthusiasm and the students prepared their dishes with good humour, great skill and only a few stressful moments!  Even the cleaning of equipment and workstations after the event was undertaken with obvious enjoyment and good humour.

The Rotary Club would like to thank Mo Jenvey and her colleagues at Backwell School for arranging the competition in conjunction with Rotary.  Congratulations are due to the students on some excellent results.