RIBI Young Chef
RIBI Young Chef
We believe it is very important to encourage and develop creativity in young people and that includes creativity in the kitchen. Cooking amongst young people is a growing interest and a valuable life skill. Schools seem to agree and the RIBI Young Chef competition, in association with leading olive oil company Filippo Berio, goes from strength to strength each year producing some superb quality cooking from young people aged 11 to 17.
Thousands of youngsters from all over Great Britain and Ireland entered the 2013 competition and were shortlisted down to eight after competing in local and regional competitions. The contestants prepared and presented their three course meals for judging by an expert panel which included Christopher Baston, National Chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs, David Kelman, Executive Chef at the Ellenborough Park Hotel, Stuart McLeod, Director of Zuidam UK Ltd, and Isabelle Chavez, winner of the 2012 competition.
This year, 14 year old Jordon Powell, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Horsham won the competition and is looking forward to a trip to Tuscany, courtesy of generous sponsors Filippo Berio. Jordon also received a cash prize and will be treated to a cookery experience at a top hotel. His three course menu excited the judges with a rich blend of flavours and excellent use of ingredients:
Mackerel with blood orange textures and celery
Rump of hogget with dauphinoise pomme pureé, roasted celery and carrot, wilted garlic spinach with roasted pine nut and lamb sauce
Apple pannacotta, cinnamon pancake and apple pureé
In second place was 15 year old Katie Toms, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Crediton
Third place went to 15 year old Christopher Wright, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds
The judge's special award for merit was presented to 14 year old Helen Jerram, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Ashby Hastings & Ashby de la Zouch
Contact your local Rotary club to find out if they are taking part this year and for more information about entering the 2014 competition.
Clubs and districts which are organising competitions can visit the Youth Service Committee web pages for more information, guidance and marketing materials.
|Young Chef Guidance Notes 2013 - 14 v2|
|Young Chef Information Pack 2013 - 14 v2|
|RIBI Young Chef Poster 13-14|