Skegness Student wins District Young Chef Competition 2014

It is with great pleasure that I am able to report that Lora Blackett has once again represented the Rotary club of Skegness in the Young Chef competition.

Rotary Clubs believe it is very important to encourage and develop creativity in young people in the kitchen. Cooking amongst young people is a growing interest and a valuable life skill. Rotary clubs in association with leading olive oil company Filippo Berio, have organised Young Chef competitions at club level in the Autumn term. The winners then going forward to a district final which has been held at Grimsby Institute. The competition goes from strength to strength each year producing some superb quality cooking from young people aged 11 to 17.

Thousands of youngsters from all over Great Britain and Ireland enter the competition and through competition at club district and regional level become shortlisted down to eight competing in the national final.

The contestants have to prepare and present a 3 course healthy meal for 2 people fully costed and planned for under £15.

Todays winner was Lora Blackett from the Rotary Club of Skegness.

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Lora cooked:

Sautéed chicken liver and cream cheese mousse served with soda bread farls and a rocket and beetroot salad

Baked cod loin with a herby coriander crust served on a pea and bacon risotto with bacon crisps

Light lime cheesecake on a crispy ginger nut base served with candid raspberry, lime and ginger

The Runner up was Rachel Lawson from Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia.

Her menu was:

Mediterranean vegetable frittata with salad garnish

Paprika chicken hasselback potatoes glazed carrots broccoli florets

Pears poached in a stem ginger syrup with a stem ginger shortbread and Chantilly cream

Both these young chefs now go forward to the Regional final on Saturday 22nd March 2014 at the Charnwood Academy in Kirkby in Ashfield.

if you would like more information please contact me.

Margaret Taylor
R C Skegness tel 01754 767362