Young Chef Competition At UCB

Congratulations to Emily Austin (Year 11) who successfully got through to the Grand Final of the Young Chef Competition at UCB on Saturday 21st January. Emily, who got through the first two rounds to get to the final was one of just 8 finalists from an original 60 students across the West Midlands.

Her menu compromised of marinated salmon served with lemon and garlic roast potatoes & steamed vegetables, followed by chocolate ganache tart.

There were 4 judges, including Glyn Purnell (who is a Michelin Star Chef and owns a restaurant in Birmingham). Emily did amazingly well and narrowly missed out on the top 3! All judges gave Emily excellent feedback and reassured her it had been a very close competition. Emily came away with goodies from UCB, a lovely certificate and a signed cookery book by Glyn Purnell.

Emily’s commitment was amazing throughout the whole competition and she was a real asset to the school – we are very proud of her!


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