Budding Jamie Oliver’s cooked up incredible dishes to win a cookery competition

By Jill Dando News

Students at The King Alfred School Academ thrived in the cookery competition organised by the Rotary Club of Burnham-on-Sea, in Somerset.

Robert Dowell (Y10) pictured above, finished first with  Poppy Mackay (Y9) in second place.

Both will go to the Southwest stage of the national Young Chef Competition competition on 12th of March.

Robert cooked up a menu menu including; honey BBQ chicken wings, hunters chicken and poached pear. 

In contrast with a meat free menu Poppy Mackay came in second with her menu of; Bruschetta with mint and raspberry mocktail, chickpea burgers with sweet potato fries and a vegan chocolate mousse. 

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Kieran Moore (Y10), Ryan Brice (Y9) and Jake Bartlett(Y9) also did fantastic with their hard work planning, preparing and practicing their three course menus.

Judges gave the students just two hours to prepare a three-course healthy meal for two people costing less than £20, and judged on the menus, costings and the health benefits.

The competition was organised by Rotary Club of Burnham and Highbridge and David Stickles and Bernard Raines.

Judges included Principal Dan Milford and Carol Chalmers, a local hotel owner 

Mr Milford said: “The students were amazing as always and a credit to the academy.”

Teacher Natasha King said: “I am so proud as a teacher and tutor to all these students. All of them achieved what was required and more. They would all have been worthy winners.”

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