Young chefs turn up the heat at Rotary competition

17 November 2017 | College News, Hospitality & Catering

Young cooks from across Plymouth will battle it out for the chance to be crowned Rotary Young Chef of the Year.

The Rotary Young Chef Competition encourages talented young chefs to show off their cooking prowess, pitting them against each other and challenging them to design and cook a three-course meal for two for less than £15.

This year’s local heat will take place on Monday 27 November and be hosted in City College Plymouth’s industry-standard kitchens and PL1 Restaurant. The budding cooks will work against the clock to wow the judges and be in with a chance of representing the City in the national final. Open to all students aged 11-17 in full-time education, the four-stage national competition aims to support and encourage the development of cookery skills that they can later use in the hospitality and catering industry.

Chaz Talbot, Academy Manager of Hospitality and Care at City College said: “We are really excited to be welcoming back the Plympton Rotary for their annual Young Chef Competition. Competitions like this offer young people a fantastic opportunity to experience the exhilarating pressure that will become all too familiar to them if they choose to become chefs. Each year the standards rise and the students produce high quality food, demonstrating some great culinary skills. We look forward to welcoming this future generation of chefs into the College’s industry-standard facilities and seeing what gastronomic genius they come up with.”

City College offers a range of courses for aspiring chefs, from full and part-time courses, to the after school Junior Chef Academy and Apprenticeships. To find out more the College is hosting a Course Information Drop-in on Wednesday 6 November, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Kings Road. Visit or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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