We had two students in Year 10 entered into this year’s South West Junior Chef of the Year from Queen’s, Natasha Ncube and Angelica Richardson.
We are delighted to say that Angelica has made it through to the next round, both the Final of Somerset Junior Chef of the Year and the semi-final of South West Junior Chef of the Year 2022 next Tuesday at Bridgwater and Taunton College. Her winning dish is a ‘Pan-fried Wild Salmon with Spinach and Chive Lemon Butter Sauce’. What makes this dish even more remarkable is that she is using onions, garlic, chives, tomatoes and broad beans grown organically by our pupils here at Queen’s!
Unfortunately, Natasha was not successful this time with her dish ‘Ruby Red rib-eye of beef with leek, cauliflower and celery puree served with a creamy beef and cheese peppercorn sauce’ but she had made it through to the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts National Finals in Bournemouth back in January with Year 12 pupil Munopa Nhete (the current holder of South West Junior Chef of the Year).
“Taking part in South West Chef of the Year provides a wonderful opportunity for pupils to demonstrate skills to some of the best chefs in the South West.” said celebrity Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE the co-founder and head judge of South West Junior Chef of the Year.