Young chefs cook the best of Kent
THE county’s budding Jamies and Delias put their culinary skills to the test in a cook-off to find this year’s Kent Young Chef Awards.
Eight students from across the county took part in the live final of the Produced in Kent event on Friday at Thanet College.
Among them were Lana Foyle and Georgina Bishop, both from Ashford School, who were finalists in the junior age group competition and Andrew Moores from the Towers School, Kennington, who was a finalist in the senior competition.
The finalists, aged between 11 and 16, were given two hours to cook and serve their original main course recipes, all of which had to feature local and seasonal produce from the Garden of England.
Alice Browning from St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School, Chatham, was the junior age group (Years 7 and 8) winner, while James Dye of Swan Valley Community School, Swanscombe won the senior section (Years 9, 10 and 11).
Richard Phillips – who has three successful restaurants in Kent and is a regular chef on TV’s Ready Steady Cook– was joined on the judging panel by Roger Phillips, head of catering and hospitality at Thanet College, and Julie Monkman, manager of Produced in Kent.
“The standard of cooking and presentation was absolutely fantastic,” said Richard.
All the finalists recipes can be seen or downloaded from the Produced in Kent website on www.producedinkent.co.uk
Andrew Moores from Towers School in Kennington
Lana Foyle from Ashford School
Georgina Bishop from Ashford School