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COOK-OFF: Talented young chefs shine in annual contest

 Published on: 3rd January 2023   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

Nine young chefs from schools across Amersham, Chesham and Missenden participated in a cooking contest last month.

The Rotary Young Chef Competition, which encourages aspiring cooks to get creative in the kitchen, took place at Pipers Corner School on November 19.

The contestants had to plan and cook a two-course meal which was then judged by Adam Whitlock, chef director of Gilbey’s Restaurant in Old Amersham, and Mick Carling, an amateur chef from Chesham.

Stephen Shearing, youth services manager at Amersham Rotary Club, said: “Both judges agreed that the standard was incredibly high and that many of the competitors could have a bright culinary future ahead.”

Charlotte Brown, Megan Lockwood and Sophia Burgess were crowned as the winners and have now qualified for the district heat.

The event was co-sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Amersham, Chesham, and Great Missenden.

Stephen added: “Overall, the day was a great success and a wonderful showcase for the talented young chefs to share their work.”

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