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Haygrove's Sennen shines in Rotary Young Chef competition
DISHES to make the mouth water were served up by students competing in the Bridgwater section of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland's Young Chef Competition.
And it was a student from Haygrove School who stole the show.
A Rotary spokesman said: “For the second year running, Sennen Meredith, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Bridgwater and Sedgemoor, secured a place in the district competition with the following delicious menu: mains monkfish and butternut squash two ways, and apricot tarte tatin with pistachio ice cream.”
According to Scott Pring and Kevin Smokcum, professional chefs from Bridgwater College, judging the competition was a real challenge, with competitors from all four Bridgwater secondary schools demonstrating “outstanding culinary skills with excellent textures, flavours and colours.”
Sennen will now face top young chefs from across Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Dorset in Rotary District 1200's final, at Melksham Oak Community School on February 2.
Competitors will have two hours to create a three-course meal within a £15 budget.
The winner of the national competition, the final of which will be held at Gloucester College on April 27, in association with olive oil maker Filippo Berio, will win a trip to Italy to experience real Italian cooking.