Congratulations to Year 9 student Megan Peters who has won the local final of the national FutureChef competition and now goes on to represent Kingsley at the regional final on February 4th.
She kept her cool in the kitchen to prepare and cook a hot main course and dessert for two people in 90 minutes with a budget of just £6.
Her delicious Tandoori chicken kebabs and strawberry mousse with biscuit accompaniment were judged as the best dishes by two professional chefs.
In the next round – one of 12 regional finals nationwide – Megan will be given the same time to prepare a two course meal for two people but with a slightly higher budget of £8. She will be helped to prepare for the competition by a professional chef mentor.
FutureChef is a four-staged nationwide culinary programme which aims to help young people aged 12 to 16 to learn to cook. It inspires them to explore food and cooking as a life skill, helps develop their culinary talent and informs them about entry routes into the hospitality industry.
Supported by key industry partners and judged by some of the country’s top chefs, last year’s programme attracted nearly 8,000 entrants from 740 UK schools.
Kingsley student Madhuri Hickling was one of the youngest students to get through to the 2011 regional final and was placed third.