cooks face off in Burnham Rotary Club's Young Chef contest
seventh annual Rotary Young Chef Competition has been held at
Highbridge's King Alfred School.
Mackay, President of Burnham Rotary Club, welcomed the competitors
and visitors to the event and thanked headteacher Andy Owen, and
the school's food technology staff for hosting the competition.
were seven competitors - six year 9 students and one year 10 -
with two year 7 pupils and a year 9 providing assistance.
competitor was given a budget of £10 to plan and then prepare
a two course meal with a healthy eating theme in under two hours.
judges, Amy Hunt of Weston's Oak & Glass Restaurant, and Sarah
McClean of the Woodlands Country Hotel at Brent Knoll, praised
said: "The standard of the cooking was very high and it was
a very difficult task to choose first and second places."
The first place certificate and Young Chef Cup were awarded to
and the second place certificate to Tanisha Oatley-Summers.
other competitors - Lewis Clarke, Sophie Hall, Bethany Jones,
Ben Leigh and David Young - were all awarded certificates.
Mackay paid particular thanks go to Beverley Gore, the school's
Head of Health, Textiles and Food Technology, and her team for
organising the popular event. He presented 54 new chopping boards
to the department, as recognition of the schools support.