The Young Chef Cookery Competition organised by Moreton Hall this week, saw eight Year 8 pupils compete for ‘Best Chef’ on May 19th. Their efforts were then judged by Stephen Conroy, Moreton Hall's Head Chef, Anne Griffith and Dr David Kelly. The cookery competition aims to encourage young people’s interest in cooking and to inspire them to create healthy dishes under tight deadlines – an essential skill needed to progress in the catering trade.
Each participant cooked a two course menu of their choice, some chose to make a starter and a main and others chose to make a main and a dessert. Pupils were judged on their ability to demonstrate a range of culinary skills, producing a healthy balanced meal and to work hygienically and safely.
Food Teacher Chloe Sheffield commented: “It was wonderful to see such enthusiasm and creativity being poured into their dishes. All of the young people taking part displayed real talent and, I am sure, have very bright futures ahead of them.”