Young chefs cause quite a stir in top class cook-off

PUBLISHED: 09:44 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 26 October 2009

Jenny Paisley with judge, Michelin chef Chris McGowan. The other judge was Sue Ashfield

Jenny Paisley with judge, Michelin chef Chris McGowan. The other judge was Sue Ashfield

RECIPES for success were on the menu for a group of young chefs aiming to serve up a top prize. Seven youngsters put their cooking skills to the test in a bid to be crowned Young Chef of the Year. The competition, organised by WGC Rotary Club, took place

Louis Walsh with judge Choon Teoh, owner of the Hakalok restaurant in Shoplands.

RECIPES for success were on the menu for a group of young chefs aiming to serve up a top prize.

Seven youngsters put their cooking skills to the test in a bid to be crowned Young Chef of the Year.

The competition, organised by WGC Rotary Club, took place at Monk's Walk School, WGC.

The 'cook-off' was between four students from Monk's Walk and three from Stanborough School.

The cooks had to impress three judges by preparing a two-course meal for two people within a budget of £10 in two hours, with the cost of ingredients covered by Waitrose.

Rotarian John Walton said: "The standard of food produced was excellent, probably even better than last year's.

"The audience, who had the opportunity to sample the dishes, were full of admiration for all the competitors and astonished at the taste and presentations of the entries."

The competition is run nationally by Rotary clubs across the country, and this was the second time the WGC club had organised the event.

The winner was 13-year-old Monk's Walk student Rebecca Mandall, and she will now represent WGC in the district final in March.

Ashley Whicker, 15, of Stanborough School, was the runner-up.

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