Young chefs in action

BUDDING cooks demonstrated their culinary talents at the second Young Chef award organised by the Rotary Club of Senlac.

Five future Jamie Olivers donned their kitchen gloves at Bexhill High School Skills Centre last week for the contest, which saw them each plan and prepare a course for a three-course meal.

They had two hours in which to cook and present their meals before a judging panel which included Hazel Sheppard, Paul Webbe and Christine Folley.

The final winner was Amber Stubbs from Bexhill High who produced a stunning first course of a trio of soups – watercress, mushroom and squash each with accompanying complementary blini. Second place went to Amelia Deane, also from Bexhill High, for her delicious dessert chocolate basket with mango and lime filling topped with cream. Kieran Leonard from the Hastings Academy was third with his main course of chicken curry.

The judges commented on the high standard of work noting that there was only one point separating the two dessert courses.

All five Young Chefs will return to the Skills Centre to cook the winning three course meal for the members of the Rotary Club of Senlac at their weekly meeting on Wednesday March 5 when there will be a presentation of prizes to the three winners.

For further information about the Rotary Club of Senlac contact John Relfe at or 01424 272012.