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Crofton pupils crowned chefs of the year

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Winning students Charlotte Wilson and Issy Raynor along with College Assistant Principal Lisa Macdonald and lecturer Darren Sharpe.

The third annual Wakefield College Schools Cookery Competition saw the region’s best young chefs come together to battle it out to be crowned School Chefs of the Year. This year’s final saw learners from Crofton Academy, St Thomas a Becket School, Hemsworth Academy, Thornhill Community Academy and Westborough High School taking part. 

The Competition, which is run by the College’s award winning Hospitality and Catering team, challenges schoolchildren with a passion for cooking to design and produce a three course meal for two people. This year’s brief asked students to prepare a healthy, nutritious and balanced meal including one course containing chicken and fresh fruit in the dessert. 

The winning menu, designed by Charlotte Wilson and Issy Raynor from Crofton, featured a starter of scallops with a mint pea puree, a main of spicy chicken rice salad and a dessert of Pavlova with local rhubarb and sticky ginger syrup served with spun sugar and fresh fruit.

Wakefield College Partnership Manager, James Pennington, said: “This competition continues to be really popular with our partner schools and the standard of food rises every year. It is a great way of giving students a flavour of the College and its catering facilities whilst celebrating their skills, creativity and love of cooking.” 

College lecturer Darren Sharpe, who oversaw the preparation and cooking, said: “This competition demonstrates how passionate the young people of Wakefield are about cooking whilst showcasing the incredible talent and determination of the hospitality stars of the future.”


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DATE: 19 June, 2014

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