15th November 2019
FutureChef Competition – Local Heat, Blackpool & Fylde College
On Monday 11th November, two pupils, Grace Bax (Year 10) and Kate Adamson (Year 11) took part in the local heat of the FutureChef competition. Their task was to produce a 2 course meal consisting of a hot main course and a hot or cold dessert for 2 people for under £7. As part of the competition they had to produce a timeplan and a costing of their menu, as well as complete the practical dishes within 90 minutes.
All the participants from around the local area worked incredibly well and everyone produced fantastic dishes. The top 4 places were only separated by 1 point. With joint first place, Grace found herself on 93 points and in joint second place, Kate found herself on 92 points. After considering both the top two dishes again, Grace was crowned the winner as she produced a great meal and managed to serve it within the time frame allocated.
A fantastic result for both girls, in an extremely stressful and competitive environment, which they both thrived in. Grace received a new cookbook and will have the benefit of an industry mentor to prepare her for the next heat. She joins 9 other students from around Lancashire, Cumbria, Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire for the Regional Final, which takes place on January 31st 2020.
Well done Grace and Kate!