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

Three Yorkshire Coast Rotary clubs joined forces to organise an area heat of the RIBI Young Chef 2015/2016 competition at the Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough on November 23.

The three clubs, Scarborough Cavaliers, Whitby Endeavour and Scarborough Rotary Club, for the second year running witnessed 5 young chefs from local schools and colleges take part in a hugely successful event.

The competition is open to all youngsters aged 11-17 years old in full-time education on 31st August, 2015.

Competitors are expected to prepare a healthy 3-course meal for two people, costing less than £15.

Roger Kaye, the Rotary Club of Scarborough`s Youth Services Committee Chair said :-

“We are extremely delighted with the quality of the entries this year and wish our 3 finalists all the best in the district heat in York in January.”

Jack Miladinovic, a level 2 student at the college, won with a menu of scallops, sea bass and deconstructed cheese cake, will be joined by Alice Brayshaw and Anthony Wilson in the next round.

Chief judge James MacKenzie, from the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass at South Dalton was most complimentary about the standard of the entrants. He said :-

“There was fantastic quality on display here today and I was especially impressed by youngsters Ebony and Zac from Eskdale School in Whitby.”

“Entering a competition like this at their young age is very daunting and they did exceptionally well.” added James.

He went to say : “We are in the heart of a great tourism resort area and finding enough committed staff is always a challenge; so it`s wonderful to see Rotary focussing on this important skill set.”.

Jack Miladinovic has now won the East Group Heat in York and will go on to the District Final at Betty's in Harrogate on February 8th.