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6 Town & Around January 2019                                                     Tel: 01485 540620 email: editor@townandaround.net
        Cooking up a storm at Smithdon


        Fred Hargreaves, Ella Tuckwood & Holly Finch win prizes at Smithdon ‘Young Chef’
        Stephen Thompson

              ovember  27th  was  tasting  day  at
              Smithdon High School.  Ms Angela
        NPleasants  led  her  team  of  budding
        Young Chefs in the first stages of a National
        Competition organised by the Rotary Club of
        Hunstanton  &  District  and  sponsored
        nationally by Berio Olive Oil and locally by
        Hunstanton Tesco. The Rotary ‘Young Chef’
        national winner and parent will win a week in
        Tuscany  hosted  by  Filippo  Berio  and  his
        chefs.
          Thirty-eight  Year  9  students  competed
        within the school, from which six finalists
        competed for cash prizes and entry to compete
        in the North West Norfolk regionals to be held
        in King’s Lynn in the spring of 2019. Chives
        of Hunstanton High Street will be featuring
        the winning meal as a ‘January Special’.
          Angela told Hunstanton Town and Around
        that:  “meals  were  judged  on  the  basis  of  Above from left: Oliver Askew, Jess Hitchings, Holly Finch, Ella Tuckwood,
        nutritional  content,  cost,  presentation  and        Eric Bartkowiak and Fred Hargreaves
        taste”. Tasting the meals were Cllr Amanda
        Bosworth  (Mayor  of  Hunstanton),  Hilary
        Farrell (President, Hunstanton Rotary), John
        Crofts (President Elect – Hunstanton Rotary),
        Peter  Atterbury  (Former  President  –
        Hunstanton Rotary) and Sophie Gohegan (Mr
        Bun  the  Baker). The  judges  declared  Fred
        Hargreaves  first  place  with  his  Curried
        Parsnip Soup and Chickpea Curry. Runner up
        Ella Tuckwood cooked Star Salmon with a
        Luscious Lemon Mousse dessert and Holly
        Finch’s menu was a Bacon and Mushroom
        Tagliatelle  followed  by  Caramel  Ripple
        Cheesecake.
           The thirty-eight students were set a budget
        of £5 with ingredients provided free of charge
        by Tesco Hunstanton. At the next stage Fred
        and Ella will be given a budget of £10 and one
        hour to cook a three-course meal.
          Hunstanton and District Rotary Club and
        Hunstanton Tesco  donated  the  competition
        aprons to the school, and Sophie Gohegan is
        giving the six finalists a voucher to spend in  Above left: Fred Hargreaves  Above right: Ella Tuckwood and Holly Finch
        her shop. All entrants will receive a certificate.  Below: Rotarians with Mayor Amanda Bosworth and Ms Angela Pleasants
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