Jonny Smith, 1st year Craft Catering student at South Downs College has beaten the competition from seven of his peers to win the local district finals of the Rotary Young Chef Competition.
Impressed by Jonny’s three course menu of: tempura prawns with curried rice, pan fried sea bass with creamy mash potatoes and vanilla and yoghurt panna cotta with poached fruits, he now goes on to compete in the overall District final on the 4 March 2017, hosted by South Downs College.
Held every year, the Rotary Young Chef Competition is a well established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain, to encourage young people to develop food presentation skills, their organisational and planning skills and the ability to work under pressure.
The four stage national competition aims to support and encourage development of cookery skills. Some stages may have more than one round.
The competition is open to all students in full time education between ages 11 and 17.