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 21st May 2018


On Friday 11th May, three Hayle Academy students stayed behind after school to practice their entries for the South West Young Chef of the Year competition. The competition is a very well regarded event that has categories for professional, amateur and young cooks. It is judged by Michael Caines, who is a two Michelin Star chef with a number of restaurants in the South West. On the competition’s website it explains that ‘The essence of the competition is to demonstrate skill, creativity in cooking and knowledge of produce from the South West of England’. All three Hayle Academy students were asked to plan a dish that showcased produce from the South West. The dish did not have to be a Cornish or English dish, but it had to use mainly ingredients from the local area. COOKING ON GAS The three students all came up with lovely ideas for their dishes and all managed to use a range of local ingredients. Amy made a lovely spaghetti Bolognese which used Cornish beef mince as well as carrot, potatoes and onions from local farms. Finley chose to make a hearty lasagna, which again used Cornish beef mince and a range of local vegetables. Finally, William made a very skillful dish using Cornish Hake from Newlyn, Cornish new potatoes with Cornish butter, locally smoked bacon wrapped around lovely fresh asparagus, dressed in garlic, chilli, lemon and soy. The three students showed great independence during the practical and their final plated dishes looked lovely for the photographs. All three recipes and photographs have now been entered into the competition and it is just a matter of waiting to see if any of the students get picked to cook for the judges at Cornwall College on Thursday 5th July. By: Mr W Gilbert