Danetre Rotary Club recently held its local round of the annual Young Chef competition, which was won by Evan Palmer, aged 12.
Evan, along with other local youngsters created a two course healthy meal for two people and achieved high marks for the quality and taste of his food as well as how it was presented at the table.
He is a student at Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village (DSLV), prepared and cooked Irish stew and colcannon followed by beautifully cooked scones with jam that he had made himself.
In second and third place were Thomas Osborn, aged 13 from Parker E-Act Academy and George Pawlett, aged 14 from DSLV.
The prizes were presented by Clive Brown, president of Danetre Rotary Club.
Judges were chef Roger Sanderson and local radio presenter Johnnie Amos. The judges were equally impressed by the individual students who during the course of the evening demonstrated a wide range of skills
Danetre Rotary Club is supporting young people to develop cookery skills and consider healthy eating. The competition also proves the competitors’ ability to cope in a demanding situation.
Evan is now looking forward to participating in the next round of the national Rotary Young Chef competition in February at Leicester, when he will be required to cook a three-course meal to impress the judges.