I have just atytended the two finals of the District Young Chef Competition on 26th and 27th February being held at The Charnwood Academy, Kirkby in Ashfield. There were six finalists on day one and seven on day two. The competition seems to be growing in size and stature, year on year.
Judging the event we had trained chef Rotarian Simon Beal of the Rotary Club of Church Wilne who is the Area Operations Manager for Marstons Inns and Taverns, Jane Breddy the People Development Manager of Marstons, also a trained chef, Rotarian Tony Rose The Academy Training Officer for Charnwood Training Group and my wife Gail. (Tony and Simon shared the job one night each.)
The standard of the entrants was excellent. The winner on day one was Danielle Easton sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bretby and on day two was Conan Brooks sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kirkby in Ashfield. They each received a trophy, a certificate, a cheque for £50, a cookery book and the opportunity to represent the District at the Regional Finals at Lincoln on 23rd March.
All the finalists received a certificate and a cookery book.
Can't wait to see how our finalists do in Lincoln.