Our Rotary Young Chef Competition was featured in the Harrow Times, our local newspaper, once again this week.
The competition requires young people to demonstrate and develop their food preparation skills, promote healthy eating options, demonstrate effective organisational and planning skills and demonstrate their ability to work in a demanding kitchen situation.
The participants prepare a healthy meal for two people, showing their ability to be creative without the use of expensive ingredients, and following the principles of a healthy diet. The young chefs are judged on their healthy menu, planning and organisational skills, hygiene, preparation skills and, of course, the taste and presentation of the dishes. The food is important, but it is by no means the whole story.
The competition was conducted in the presence of the Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Krishna Suresh, the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Mark Shooter, and the Mayor of Brent, Councillor Lesley Jones. Judges came from the Alpine Restaurant in Bushey (James Harkin), Friends Restaurant in Pinner (Terry Farr) and The Institute of Directors, London (Simon Greenfield).
The winner, from Kingsbury High School, will now move on to the London-wide final at Redbridge College on Monday 08 February 2016.