Young Chef 2018/19

Coalville Rotary Club are delighted to report the progress of the local entrants in this national competition.

The local heat took place on Thurs 24th November 2018 at Newbridge School where those attending the event where impressed with the standard of the entrants. Below are some pictures of the meals prepared by the contestants

We would particularly thank the Coalville Long Lane Spar, who kindly sponsored the event. The winner was 13 year old Samuel Roberts of Whitwick who attends Castle Rock School.  His main course, an Italian dish, received 10 marks out of 10 and was superb.

Samuel then progressed to the District(Western half) Final again held at Newbridge School on Saturday 9th March.

The winner was our contestant Sam Roberts,  and Ella Cole, sponsored by Ashby Hastings, came 2nd. Both went forward to the Regional Final that took place on 23 March at Bourne, Lincs.

We were thrilled to find out that Sam Roberts went on to win the Young Chef Regional Final, and now goes forward to the National Final which will be held at Leeds on Saturday, 27 April.  In the 12 years that we have supported contestants in Young Chef, they have reached the Regional Final on 4 occasions including Sam.  Mary Harper, also of Castle Rock, reached it 3 times but never won it, coming 2nd on one occasion.  Sam is aged just 13 and has done brilliant and is now in the final six in the country.

Sam Roberts receiving regional final trophy

We will update this when we discover how Sam did in the National Final

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