Young Chef


RIBI ROTARY YOUNG CHEF - competition overview

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Rotary Young Chef aims to encourage young people to develop cookery skills and consider healthy eating options and to prove their ability to cope in a demanding competitive situation.

 The competition is open to all students in full time secondary school education including students doing NVQ level one  in catering colleges. Students must be aged 17 years or under.

Rotary Club in conjunction with  local school(s) produce a winner to enter the District final

District final entrants are asked to prepare A 3-course healthy meal for 2 people (starter, main course and dessert) costing no more than

D1040  Young Chef 2018-19 Competition
          Click on Young Chef 2018-19 for full details of this coming year's competition, including rules and how to register etc. NB Clubs need to register their interest by September 1st, using the Registration Form

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Young Chef Regional Final 2018

A good day was had by all at the Regional final of the Rotary Young chef competition at Leeds City College on the 10th March

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3 busy young chefs

Rotary District 1040 Young Chef competition final 2018

Seven Young Chefs from across Yorkshire and Humberside competed recently in the Rotary Young Chef District Final at Betty’s Cookery School Harrogate.

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DGE Robert Mophet with competitors and judges

Young Chef District 1040 Final 2017

Six Young Chefs from across Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire recently competed in the District Final at Betty"™s Cookery School in Harrogate.

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Jack with other East Group competitors

Rotary Young Chef 2016 Scarborough Heat

Jack Miladinovic, winner of the Scarborough heat of Rotary Young Chef, has now won the East Group Heat in York.

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District Final Young Chef 2015

District 1040 Final of Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland Young Chef Competition took place at Betty�s Cookery School in Harrogate on Monday 2nd February.

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District Final Young Chef 2014

The District Final of this year's Young Chef Competition was held at Betty's Cookery School on 4th February.

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Rotary Young Chef 2013-14 Joint 8

Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Wakefield and Osgoldcross & Elmet, eight students donned their aprons for the Joint 8 Rotary Clubs Young Chef area final at Gaskell's Restaurant, Wakefield College, on Wednesday 20th November.

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York Rotary Young Chef for 2013-14

Edward Cass, from Archbishop Holgate School is York Rotary Young Chef of the Year. 27 youngsters from 3 York schools took part in the early stages ofthis years event.

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Rotary Young Chef District 1040 Final

The District Final of Rotary Young Chef 2013 took place at Betty's Cookery School on 5th February. Here are some photos, courtesy of Brian Souter.

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Rotary Young Chef 2013 East Group

Nine young Chefs competed in the East Area Group competition at York College on 21st January.

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Wakefield Young Chef 2013

With her sights set on a career in catering, 16-year-old Emma Firth, from Cathedral Academy, emerged as winner of Wakefield Rotary Club’s first young chef competition.

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Young Chef 2013 South West Group

At The Cooking School in Dean Clough in Halifax, the South West Group of Rotary’s District 1040, held its cookery competition recently for senior school children in our area.

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Young Chef 2013 Dales Group

The Dales group of Rotary Clubs held its heat of the Young Chef recently

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District Young Chef Final 2008

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National Young Chef Final 2008

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District Young Chef Final 2009

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Winner Jason Curia on left with 2nd James Hutchinson

Regional Rotary Young Chef Final 2009

Two young chefs represented 1040 at the region 2 final

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Contestants and Judges

North Group Young Chef 2010

Three young people competed to represent North Group in the Rotary Young Chef 2010 competition

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Taryn cooking her winning meal

Rotary young chefs whip up healthy options

Taryn Agar (17), from Harrogate High School, beat off stiff culinary competition to win the first round of the Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition at the Harrogate High School Catering & Hospitality Suite on Tuesday 19 October.

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Taryn and Holly

Rotary Young Chef D1040 Final 2011

District Rotary Young Chef final was held at Bettys Cookery School. The event was very successful with a wonderful selection of dishes planned, prepared and cooked by the six finalists.

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All seven finalists with Dg Roger, DGE Willie and the mayor and mayoress

Rotary Young Chef Regional 2 Final 2011

This year the Region 2 Rotary Young Chef final was held at Harrogate High School on Saturday 19th March.

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Winner Luke Andrew

Thirsk Young Chef competition

Rotary Young Chef (RYC) is an annual national competition entered by over 4,000 budding young chefs.

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Young Chef District Final 2012

another very successful final

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