Delicious dinner and Tasnim’s a winner
Delicious meals created in just two and a half hours were served up before judges, as the District final of the Rotary Club Young Chef competition returned to The Radclyffe School.
Eight talented cooks from schools and colleges around the North-West took up the challenge.
The students prepared a three course meal. They were given a budget of £15 for all the ingredients. The meals are judges on planning, cost, presentation, healthy eating, culinary skills and taste.
Students from The Radclyffe School competed in a local heat last month. The winners were Hira Aslam and Tasnim Masuma both in Year 11 who represented two local Rotary Clubs, Chadderton & Failsworth and Crompton & Royton.
And the winner was Tasnim, whose menu included chicken tikka in filo pastry rolls, tender Pakistani chicken, spicy wedges and vegetable kebabs, followed by chocolate fondant in sweet caramel sauce with bananas and Moroccan nuts.
The school welcomed members of local branches of the Rotary Club as well as parents and other guests. Whilst the young chefs prepared their meals visitors were entertained by vocal and musical performances from students.
The winner and runner up will go forward to a Regional Final at Hopwood Hall in Rochdale in March and if successful there, the National Final in Wrexham in April.
Year Manager Heather Hunt said, “It is always a pleasure for the school to host the Rotary Club District event. The standard of the meals was superb and we are so proud of Tasnim’s success and wish her well for the Regional final.”