Rotary International Young Chef Competition: District Final
The Rotary Young Chef Competition is a well-established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and sponsored by Filippo Berio. It is a four stage national competition (local, district, regional and national) to support and encourage development of cookery skills. Competitors have to prepare in two hours a three course healthy meal comprising starter, main course and dessert for two people costing less than £15 or euro equivalent. The competition aims to encourage young people to:
- Learn how to cook a healthy meal.
- Develop food presentation skills.
- Consider food hygiene issues.Develop organisational and planning skills.
- Develop an ability to cope in a demanding situation.
Hope Wilkinson, an aspiring young chef in Year 10 at Cowbridge Comprehensive School, felt the heat on Saturday 4 March as she battled in the District (Southern Wales) Final of the Rotary International Young Chef Competition. Six young people competed for two places in the next round. The standard of competition was extremely high and we are delighted to announce that Hope Wilkinson was placed second and now progresses to the Regional Final to be held in Rugby in March. Well done Hope! We are extremely proud of you.