Balshaw’s Church of England High School

'MasterChefs' in the Making!

13 November 2015


On Thursday 12th November 2015 two of our Students, Precious Hall and Christopher Cowpe, took part in the Rotary Chef of the Year Competition at Runshaw College. The competition is open to 14-16 year olds and is run by the Rotary Association.

All the Students who take part have to cook a two course healthy menu for two people and it cannot cost more than £10 in total.

The Students are really under pressure as they only have 90 minutes in total to prepare and cook their dishes. They also have to create a table setting for their cooked dishes in this time.

The judges then taste the food that has been prepared and review the table settings for creativity and design.

Balshaw's Church of England High School were one of four schools who took part in the competition and there were six Students in total.

Precious created tasty hot chilli prawns on a bed of noodles for a starter. Then this was followed by an inventive main of ‘Courgetti Spaghetti’.

Christopher began his menu with a main course of delicious Asian Salmon served on a bed of oriental stir fried vegetables. For his dessert Christopher made some mini fruit tarts.

We are delighted to announce that Precious came first in the competition and Christopher was third.

Precious will now go through to the next round of the competition which will be held in Lancaster after Christmas.

Both of our Students received positive feedback from the Chef Lecturer who judged the food. He said that he was very impressed by their calm and cool attitude in the busy industrial kitchen and that they showed professionalism. He praised both students for the creativity of their dishes.

Well done to both of you on your achievements and we look forward to hearing about how Precious gets on in the next round of the competition.


MasterChefs in the Making!



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