Young chefs cook up tasty treat

Judges Pat Eccles, Steve Cottrell and Roberta Richardson watch work in progress from young cooks Laura Walcott and Rebecca Wright.
Judges Pat Eccles, Steve Cottrell and Roberta Richardson watch work in progress from young cooks Laura Walcott and Rebecca Wright.

STUDENTS at Spalding High cooked up a tasty dish which saw them finish runners-up in a county cookery competition.

More than 20 pairs of youngsters, aged 11 to 14, from a dozen Lincolnshire secondary schools took part in the Go Global contest, which aimed to teach children about different cultures and traditions through food.

The high school team was one of eight to get through to a regional final last weekend, but they were pipped at the post to take up a place in the national final in June

Teams had to plan, prepare and cook a two-course meal, and the Spalding girls wowed the judges with a feast of leek and pancetta quiche, roulade, and an orange and raspberry dessert.

Teacher Janet McPhee said: “It was a very close call. The food was up to a very high standard.”