Mona finishes third in young chef challenge

Moroccan koftas with spicy tomato sauce

Young chef Mona Amet finished third in the north-west final of Red Tractor’s Make it With Mince competition after cooking some delicious lamb koftas for TV chef James Martin.

To enter, fourth year pupil Mona had to devise an original, healthy beef or lamb recipe for under £10 – for which she was picked from hundreds of young cooks to make the dish in the final.

Judged by James on taste, originality, nutrition and presentation, Mona’s Moroccan koftas – served with a spicy tomato sauce – won her a place among the north-west’s very best!

Previous Make it With Mince successes

2012 Make it With Mince finalists with James Martin

Young cooks from Stockport Grammar have tasted plenty of success in the competition in previous years, with Heather Tallents and Jaina Mistry both winning the north-west round, and Katy Bacon, Charlotte Biondi, Amelia Cropper, Rebecca Fernandes, Ed Robinson, Emma Winder, Emilia Biondi and Charlie Kirker all making it to the regional finals.

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