Young chefs from Nidderdale High School have been busy cooking up a two course meal for the chance to win a trip to Italy.
Students at the school have been taking part in a cookery competition organised by Knaresborough Rotary club and sponsored by Nidd Hall.
The two top chefs from Nidderdale High School, King James’s School in Knaresborough and Boroughbridge High School are now all in the running for a place in the Rotary District final which will take place in January at Betty’s Cookery School in Harrogate.
At Nidderdale High School Megan Haneskog and Bobby Connor emerged as first and second prize winners.
Megan cooked rolled chicken breast, sundried tomatoes, pesto and parma ham with roasted vegetables followed by a chocolate cup with lime mousse and raspberry coulis.
Bobby prepared pheasant with red wine and balsamic sauce with carrots, sweet potato and potato mash, and for dessert he prepared baked chocolate mousse cake with crème fraiche mixed with icing sugar.
Winners at King James’s School were Year 9 pupils Penny Salter and Sophie Baxter and in Boroughbridge Year 10 pupils Chris Warner and Lottie Miles came out in front.
All the contestants received certificates and the winners were presented with cookery books.
The judges included Nidd Hall’s Chef Kiran Selvarajan and Knaresborough Rotarians Hazel Haas, Bob Weddall and Jenny Hunter. Winners from the district final will then go on to regional and national finals.
More details can be found online at www.knaresborough.rotary1040.org.