A masterful effort in Hitchin’s young chefs contest at North Herts College

Amelia Thorpe. Picture: Kasia Burke

Amelia Thorpe. Picture: Kasia Burke - Credit: Archant

A cooking contest held at North Herts College in Hitchin for talented young chefs was a huge hit at the weekend.

Fyodor Stognver. Picture: Kasia Burke

Fyodor Stognver. Picture: Kasia Burke - Credit: Archant

A junior ‘MasterChef’ competition took place at the college’s Cambridge Road campus on Saturday as keen-as-mustard youngsters cooked up a treat.

Juniior Masterchef. Picture: Kasia Burke

Juniior Masterchef. Picture: Kasia Burke - Credit: Archant

The event, organised by Tilehouse Hitchin Rotary Club was hosted at NHC’s Hart Kitchen, with all the food donated by Waitrose in Bedford Road.

While fellow judge Graham Chatham – who has 26 years experience as a top chef including working at The Langham – added: “I was very impressed, they were organised, very calm and the standard of cooking was to be applauded.”

Susie Taylor, who led the Rotary team, was thrilled with how the event panned out. She said: “It was a team effort. Tilehouse volunteers, NHC and Waitrose have been amazing – the kids and parents loved the whole experience. Everyone is already looking forward to Junior Chef 2018!”


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Andrew Thorpe, proud parent of one of the gifted young chefs, said: “I was really impressed by the standard of cooking and the focus of all the competitors. The skills they demonstrated were far beyond their years. As someone who loves food, well done to everybody!”

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