Pupils hope to continue run of success in Red Tractor young chef challenge

Jaina Mistry's meatball curry

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Red Tractor young chef challenge, a competition in which our pupils have enjoyed considerable success in recent years.

To enter, pupils have to create an original, healthy recipe for under £10 using beef or lamb mince. The best will then be selected for the regional cook-offs, where TV chef James Martin will judge the dishes on taste, originality, nutrition and presentation.

Make it with Mince posterIn the last three years of the competition, Heather Tallents and Jaina Mistry (whose meatball curry is pictured above) have both confirmed themselves as being among the country’s best young chefs after winning the north-west finals, while Katy Bacon, Charlotte Biondi, Amelia Cropper, Rebecca Fernandes and Ed Robinson have all made it through to the regional rounds.

James Martin then picks a national champion from the six regional winners, with the best chef being given an all-expenses paid trip to London, a behind-the-scenes tour of the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen show and meals at some of London’s top restaurants.

The competition is open to pupils aged between 11 and 16, and all of our fourth year GCSE pupils will all be automatically entered as part of the course.

To enter, download the recipe and budget information sheet (doc) and return it to Mrs Groves as soon as possible. The closing date for entries is 19th October.

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