A chance for young chefs to shine

A chance for young chefs to shine

The Create and Cook Competition gives young people from secondary schools across Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight the chance to show off their culinary skills and the deadline for entries is drawing closer.

The innovative and fun cookery competition is run by Fit2cook food education and is open to pupils in years 8 and 9 (ages 12-14 years). Entering through their school food technology department, the young cooks must design a two course menu using as many local ingredients as possible which can be prepared, cooked and served in 90 minutes. The deadline for all entries is Friday 22 March.

The competition was set up four years ago by Min Raisman of fit2cook, Andy Mackenzie, Executive Chef at Lainston House Hotel near Winchester and home economist Davina Tibbetts. Many talented cooks have been discovered and have really impressed with their creative cooking skills and sourcing of local ingredients.

To find out more about how to enter visit the Fit2Cook website at the link below. Please note that entries must be made via school food technology departments.

The competition is sponsored by The Southern Co-operative and supported by Newlyns Cookery School, Hampshire Fare, Hampshire Farmers' Market, Lainston House Hotel, Eastleigh and Highbury Colleges, Brinsbury Centre of Excellence for Regional Food and Drink, Chichester College, South Lodge Hotel, the Cookery School at the Isle of Wight College, Priory Bay Hotel and Wightlink.

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