Rotary International Young Chef Competition

Six aspiring young chefs from Year 10 felt the heat in the kitchen at Cowbridge Comprehensive School on Monday 9January as they battled for a place in the next round of the Rotary International Young Chef Competition. The Rotary Young Chef Competition was created to give young people across Great Britain and Ireland the chance to display their creative talents with food while discovering the importance of healthy eating. The pupils had just two hours to create an appetising three course meal for two with a total ingredient cost under £15.

Congratulations to the overall winner, Hope Wilkinson, who prepared the following menu:

Edward Thomas was the runner-up. The other competitors were Joseph Cox, Lewis Jones, Hollie Oakman and Gabriella John. Hope will go forward to the next round of the competition against other schools in the area.

Certificates and prizes were presented by the President of Cowbridge Rotary Club, Steven Blackman. The costs of the competition were sponsored by Chef Andrew Huddart and each competitor received a gift token courtesy of Arthur John and Co. Kitchen Shop. We would like to thank the sponsors and Cowbridge Rotary Club for their support. The competition judge, Chef Andrew Huddart said, “Everyone in the competition showed a passion and knowledge of food and it was a difficult task to choose the winner.”

Mrs Mallows, Head of Design and Technology, added that “This Rotary competition gives an excellent opportunity for pupils to show their capabilities under pressure.”