Young chef designs a winning menu and cooks up a treat

Young Chef Comp
Young Chef Comp

A Storrington student has taken first place in the ‘Young Chef Competition’ this month.

Winner, Olivia Staples, could now move on to become RIBI (Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland) Young Chef of the Year.

The Rotary Club of Storrington sponsored the competition that was held at Rydon Community College on December 1.

Using a well equipped food technology facility, ten students from the college had to design their own menu, cost their ingredients and prepare a time plan.

The aspiring chefs prepared a two course meal within one and a half hours using ingredients costing no more than £10.

Their performance and results were judged by Omero Gullucci from the Master Chefs section of the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Olivia and runner up Jena Anderson received their awards from Rotarian President Brian Parfitt and will now join competitors from across the area for the next stage at the end of January.

Judge Omero Gallucci congratulated all 10 competitors on the very high standard of cooking and presentations.

Other competitors were Sam Davis, Abigail Wakeford, Emelia Gayner, Yasmin Kyriacous, Emily White, Tia Eastaugh, Isaac Gowling and Sam Masters.