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'Astounding' results in Young Chef of the Year competition at Oaklands College
Children cooked up a storm on Saturday when the popular Young Chef of the Year competition was held at Oaklands College.
Twenty-four aspiring chefs in years nine and 11 took part in the cook off held at the St Albans campus.
Young chefs submitted recipes to compete in the starters, mains and the popular desserts category.
The tasty treats were were judged by St Albans Mayor, Annie Brewster, as well as the Lussmans owner, Andrei Lussman, Johnny Shepherd, owner of the The Pudding Stop and the college’s own resident chef lecturers Mark Sharples and Paul Wood.
Supporters including teachers from their schools, family members and friends looked on as taste buds were tantalised by spices and sweet flavours throughout the day.There was also a large array of cheers when the winners were announced and presented with their £100 cheque prize.
College Principal Zoe Hancock said: "The standard of the competition was astounding. The College would like to warmly congratulate all of the young chefs that took part and the winners, Sam Bailey for his starter, Emily Rigby for her main and Mollie Swain for her dessert."
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