THE hunt is on to find the next Delia Smith or Gordon Ramsay with the launch of an annual cooking contest.
Mexborough & District Rotary Club has begun its search for the “Young Chef of the Year” in the annual contest run by the club with Dearne Valley College and Mexborough & District Rotary Club.
The contest is organised in four stages—local, district, regional and national—and involves the creation and execution of a menu based on healthy eating on a budget.
All students of secondary school age are invited to enter and the six best menus will be selected by a panel of judges.
The finalists go into a local “cook off” held at Dearne Valley College, where the meals are prepared, cooked and presented to panel of judges.
The winner of Mexborough & District Rotary Club heat wins prizes and a trophy for themselves and equipment for their school's Food Technology Department.
Last year’s local contest winner was 12-year-old Poppy Dickinson, a pupil at St Puis School in Wath, who went on to win the district title.
Full details of the competitions are available from local schools and Dearne Valley College by contacting Bob Cusack Hospitality and Catering on b email@example.com.