Young Chef Competition - 1st round

Fri 16th November 2018 at 19.00 - 21.00

Robertsbridge Community College

Six aspiring chefs from Robertsbridge Community College mixed, stirred and tasted their way to cooking a three course meal at the college on Friday 16th November. They were competing in the Rotary National Young Chef of the Year competition and showed their skills in the local first round organised by the Rotary Club of Senlac. The judges, Chris Foley and Linda Fennell, both from Senlac Rotary, and Hazel Sheppard had a difficult task in deciding the winner but agreed that the overall winner was 14 year old Felix Phillips. Felix’s menu was Courgette, leek and goat’s cheese soup, Pea and smoked salmon pasta and, for dessert, Tiramisu. The runner-up was 14 year old Polly Coxeter with Carrot and coriander soup, Smoked mackerel and giant couscous salad and Chocolate Mousse with honeycomb pieces. Isabelle Bailie, also 14, was highly commended for the best set table. “A real success,” said Chris Folley, the Senlac Rotary organiser,” These young people showed so much talent for their ages.” Winner Felix looked amazed when he learned he had won but he is looking forward to the next round which will be the District round in the early new year. As judge Linda Fennell said,” It was a pleasure to be involved’ all the young people were great participants”.

Main picture: left to right

Back row: Tom Webb, Felix Phillips, Polly Coxeter

Front-row: Toby-Bula-Edge, Skye Standivan, Isabelle Bailie