15 local students will be cooking the day away at les Quennevais School today as part of the local final of the National Rotary Young Chef competition.
The best aspiring chef will then go on to compete in the District Final on 3 March in Havant, where they will be facing the winners of other local heats from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Guernsey.
The object of the competition, sponsored by Channel Islands Co-operative society and Mercury Distribution, is for each student to come up with a healthy three-course menu for two people, costing no more than £15. Students will have two hours to cook and present their food, which will be judged by a panel of catering professional judges.
Taste, presentation and kitchen hygiene will all be assessed by the judging panel who will also be taking into account the students' choice in supporting healthy eating.
The winner will receive the Jersey Dairy perpetual trophy. An additional Genuine Jersey trophy will be given to the student who will have made the best use of local produce.
Geoff Shephard, President of the Rotary Club of Jersey, commented: “Once again Rotary are very pleased to be supporting the Young Chef, and with the competition now in its 5th year. I’m very much looking forward to seeing, and tasting the results and wish all the contestants the very best of luck”
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