Derbyshire schools gearing up for student chef competition
Students are hoping for the sweet taste of success in a cooking contest organised by Derbyshire County Council. For the second year running, the authority is staging its Student Chef of the Year awards.
Pupils from secondary schools across the county will don their chef whites to battle it out for the title on Friday, June 29th at The Dome in Buxton.
Schools taking part are:
• The Meadows Community School, Chesterfield
• Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College, Ilkeston
• St Thomas More Catholic School, Buxton
• St Philip Howard Catholic School, Glossop
• Springwell Community School, Staveley
• John Flamsteed Community School, Ripley
• The Pingle School, Swadlincote
The students will prepare a main course and dessert for four people.
They will be judged on their nutritional content, cooking within a budget, the use of seasonal and local produce, preparation and cooking skills, taste and presentation.
The meals will be judged by a tutor from the University of Derby, development chefs from the food industry and representatives from the county council’s school catering service.
As well as the title of Student Chef of the Year, there will also be awards for pupils who produce the best main course and the best dessert.
Councillor Mike Longden, the county council’s cabinet member for education, said: “This is the second time we’ve staged this competition and follows the success of last year’s event.
“We hope this event will help to foster a love of cooking and help the students develop an interest in producing healthy and interesting food within a budget.”