Young Chef 2017-2018 Competition

Senlac sponsored Zac goes on to Regional Finals

Although Rotary Club of Senlac’s sponsored Young Chef of the Year, Zachery Allen, was pipped to the post for first place at the District Finals in Maidstone on Saturday, 27th January he will go onto the next round, the Regional Finals, to be held in Morden on 7 March. Cooking up another superb three course meal budding chef Zac was only a few points from taking the District Final where he competed against four other local winners. Sadly a couple of errors just lost him the points which separated him from the winner, James Bishop. The head judge of five, David Marsh, said, “I knew within an hour which two chefs would win. They were both brilliant.” Zac, obviously disappointed that he didn’t win, said, “I’m thrilled, I’m so pleased to have got though. I was so nervous at the start but then I saw the others were as well so I just got on with it. I think it was the nerves that caused me to make a couple of mistakes but I have learned from today and I’m looking forward to the next round.”

Senlac Rotary’s organiser, Christine Folley, said afterwards, “ I was so pleased for Zac, he did so well and I am sure he will do even better at the Regional Final”.

Zac was presented with a trophy, a £25 cash prize and a copy of one of winning Great British Bake Off chef, Nadiya Hussein’s, books. If Zac is successful on 7th March in  the Regional Final, where he will be competing against District winners from the South of England, he will go on to the National Final on Saturday 28thApril 2018 at a venue to be announced.