Good Luck, School Chef Tracy!

Tracy Healey from Ravensthorpe Junior School will soon be on her way to compete against fellow school chefs in the regional heats of the School Chef of the Year competition.

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The LACA School Chef of the Year competition tests the chef’s preparation, creativity, technical ability, presentation and most of all – cooking skills.

Each chef has to design and produce a healthy, balanced two-course meal for four people to take part in the competition. The meal should appeal to Year 6 pupils and be ready in just one and a half hours. The competition is sponsored by MAGGI® and as such, the recipes also have to make innovative use of MAGGI® products and Nestle ingredients. A maximum cost of £1.30 per head is allowed for the cost of the main course and dessert for one child.

Tracy secured her place in the regional heats after beating three other school chefs from Kirklees. Tracy’s entry was then submitted into the next level, assessed by a judging panel, and put forward into the regional finals for the Yorkshire & Humber region.

The regionals are taking place on Wednesday 18 January 2016 at Cheshire Cookery School, where Tracy will compete against four other chefs from the the Yorkshire & Humber region. If successful, she’ll go through into the national finals, cooking off against other regional finalists.

The winners of the regional heats will go onto the national heats in Stratford Upon Avon. The overall winner of the competition wins £1000 and the best dessert chef and main chef each win £500 each.

Cllr Graham Turner, Cabinet Member for Resources said: “I would like to congratulate Tracy on her success, in what is a very hard fought category. I wish her well in the next stage of the competition.

I’m very proud that Kirklees is represented in this competition, the service prides itself on having great staff, and this showcases just how good they are.”

Find out more about the competition:

To find more information on LACA School Chef of the Year competition, head on over to LACA’s website.

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