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Worle students thrive in Future Chefs finals

Two students from Worle Community School Academy excelled in a tough cookery competition similar to the BBC’s MasterChef TV series held at the regional finals in Taunton.

Pictured left to right, Lorenzo Baranello, 14, and Ashdon Bailey, 12, had to cook their own two-course meal consisting of a hot main choice and a hot or cold dessert for two people in a budget of £7.

Lorenzo produced a mouth-watering fish main course that included his Italian mother’s recipe for home made pasta.  

Lorenzo said: “It was really tough, but I loved using my mum’s recipe to make fresh pasta.”

Ashdon’s mum works as a cook at WCSA, but both student chefs were mentored by the School’s Executive Chef Manager Andy Davies.  

“I am so proud of Lorenzo and Ashdon, Whilst Ashdon may have a mum working in the school kitchen, he devised the recipe by himself.  

“The school has been really supportive, and I hope there will be more budding chefs next year.”

Principal Jacqui Scott, said: “We promote the very best in effort and resilience in all our students and Lorenzo and Ashdon demonstrated those skills so well in this competition.  This is very much about teaching life skills, building confidence and promoting healthy eating – well done Lorenzo and Ashdon”

FutureChef is open to all 12-16 year olds resident in the UK with over 9,000 students and 600 schools taking part annually.

WCSA is a brilliant school and part of The Priory Learning Trust.