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Kent school chef wins LACA South East School Chef of the Year 2020 crown

Cheryl Humphries
Cheryl Humphries
23 Jan 2020
The winner of the LACA South East School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) Regional Final was Cheryl Humphries from Cranbrook, Kent.

Humphries is employed by ISS Education and is based at High Weald Academy in Cranbrook. She will now compete against the other nine regional champions plus two ‘wild card’ entries at the SCOTY National Final.

Five school chefs competed in the South East Regional Final, which was held at St Albans. They had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for an 11-year-old in a school. 

Humphries served a chicken breast with chicken crackling, stuffing, mash, vegetables, beetroot with horseradish sauce and gravy for her main course. Her winning dessert was a cinnamon doughball with stewed and fresh apples, toffee sauce and honeycomb crumb.

The LACA South East School Chef of the Year runner up was Wendy Lohse from the Isle of Wight.