Bury St Edmunds students prove they are ‘master chefs’ in cooking contest

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Daniel Wilson - Year 9 County Upper School ANL-151114-185101001
Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Daniel Wilson - Year 9 County Upper School ANL-151114-185101001
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Six talented young chefs show-cased their skills in a contest to cook a three course meal for two people in just two hours.

The students, aged 12 to 17, had to spend a maximum of £15 on their meals for the Bury St Edmunds heat of the Rotary National Young Chef Competition at Westley School.

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Emily Waller - Year 8 Horringer Court School ANL-151114-185027001

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Emily Waller - Year 8 Horringer Court School ANL-151114-185027001

It was hosted by Bury Abbey Rotary and the students impressed judges Pascal Canevet, head chef of Maison Bleue, and Stuart Needham, of Thomas RidleyFoodservice.

Winner Josh Phillips, 17, from West Suffolk College, made Salade de Boeuf followed by Poisson Poulet, Lettue then Apricot Honey and Yoghurt Millefeuille.

Runner-up Isaac Wallace, 12, from Westley School, created soft boiled egg and pancetta on dressed leaves then pan fried sea-bass on crushed potato, with shallot cream sauce, followed by lemon posset with homemade shortbread biscuits.

The other contestants were County Upper students Jack Bowyer and Daniel Wilson; Emily Waller, from Horringer Court School and Mario Saenz, of Westley.

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Jack Bowyer - Year 9 County Upper School ANL-151114-184945001

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Jack Bowyer - Year 9 County Upper School ANL-151114-184945001

Certificates and prizes were presented by the Mayor Councillor Patrick Chung, and Rotary President Richard Curtis. The event was sponsored by Thomas Ridley Foodservice

Winner Josh will represent Bury at the regional final next February in Ipswich.

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Competitors along with Mayor Patrick Chung, Judges Pascal Canevet (Maison Bleue), Stuart Needham (Thomas Ridley) and Richard Curtis (Bury Abbey Rotary Club President) ANL-151114-185137001

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Competitors along with Mayor Patrick Chung, Judges Pascal Canevet (Maison Bleue), Stuart Needham (Thomas Ridley) and Richard Curtis (Bury Abbey Rotary Club President) ANL-151114-185137001

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Mayor Patrick Chung with winner Josh Philips from West Suffolk College ANL-151114-185201001

Bury Rotary Club Young Master Chef competition ''Pictured: Mayor Patrick Chung with winner Josh Philips from West Suffolk College ANL-151114-185201001