Welwyn Garden City schools to run ‘Young Chef of the Year’

PUBLISHED: 15:17 03 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:17 03 July 2019

The Young Chef competition will start in October. Picture: Pixabay.

The Young Chef competition will start in October. Picture: Pixabay.


Over 10 Welwyn Garden City headteachers have signed up to run a ‘Young Chef of the Year’ competition at their schools.

From October, the schools would compete against each other to crown one lucky young Welwyn Garden City cook with the award.

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The idea, developed by company The Food Teacher, is already under way in Hertfordshire, with two schools in Harpenden and one school in Welwyn Garden City already holding in-house competitions.

Watchlytes Primary School, based in Welwyn Garden City, is about to crown its first Year 6 winner this month.

The lucky pupil will be the one to make a 'Meal for their Hero' - made up of a soup, main course, dessert and a drink for under £10.

Watchlytes teacher Ms Burford said: "The children have really enjoyed the sessions so far and keep asking when we are going to do it again."

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