Rotary Club seeking young chefs

THE heat is on for one of the area’s top cooking contests, with Dearne Valley College now calling for entries for this year's Mexborough Rotary Club Young Chef Competition.

For the fourth year running, a heat of the competition will take place at the Rockingham Campus.

The competition is open to anyone of secondary school age who enjoys cooking and is designed to give young people a chance to show off their creative culinary talents, promote healthy eating and learn important life skills.

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Anyone interested in entering the Rotary Young Chef Competition is initially required to submit a menu for a two course, healthy meal (starter and main or main and dessert) for two people within a £5 budget with a list of ingredients.

Six finalists will then be shortlisted to go forward to prepare, cook and serve their meals at the District Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition on Thursday, November 4.

Judging the event will be the college principal and chief executive, Paul Townsley, and two local well known head chefs.

All the meals will be prepared in the kitchens of the Rockingham based campus and then served in the on-site Griffin Restaurant.

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The young chefs will be judged on their healthy menu, planning and organisational skills, hygiene, preparation skills and of course, the taster and presentation of the final dishes.

The winner of the District final will then go to the Regional final where the contestants will be required to prepare, cook and serve a three course meal within a budget of £15.

Submissions need to be sent to Bob Cusack, catering and hospitality tutor, by Friday, October 8.

For further information about the Rotary Young Chef Competition, contact Bob on 01709 513333 or e-mail [email protected].



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