College turns up the heat with Young Chef CompetitionSaturday, 19 January 2019 15:52
Newbury College played host to the district qualifying heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2019 on Saturday 19 January.
In the national competition, which is open to young people aged 17 years and under, contestants must create a healthy three-course meal in under two hours for no more than £20.
The budding chefs, who have already won their local heats earlier in the year, are judged on their costing skills, planning of the menu and the quality of the meal that they produce.
The Rotary Club of Thatcham and District once again selected the College to host part of this annual event because of the ideal location and excellent facilities, including a commercial kitchen and restaurant. Ron Howard, Competition Organiser at The Rotary Club of Thatcham and District, said “I am delighted with the excellent facilities provided by Newbury College and we are very grateful they have been made available to us. The skills and maturity shown by all the candidates during the competition were very impressive."
The winner of the competition was Amy Price, 15, of Licenced Victuallers School, Ascot, closely followed by runner-up Emily Woodford, 14, of St Gabriel’s School, Newbury.
Amy and Emily were presented with book tokens and a voucher for a meal at the Red House, Hamstead Marshall and will go forward to the regional heat in February, where they will compete for a place at the national final.
The winner of the national final will win a prize which includes a visit to the olive harvest, sponsored by Filippo Berio, international producers of olive oil.
Newbury College inspires young chefs with full-time professional cookery courses for school leavers that include real-life experience in their commercial kitchen and restaurant. The College also offers a vast range of one-day cookery courses and masterclasses for adults starting from just £30. Find out more.