Stevenage schoolboy wins national chef award

Stevenage budding chef Reece Bosowitz with a cheque for winning competition

Reece Bosowitz is the winner of this year's ICG Aspiring Student Chef award in the 14-16 age category - Credit: Adel Gascoigne

A Stevenage schoolboy is racking up awards for his impressive culinary skills.

Reece Bosowitz, a Marriotts School pupil, has won the 2021 Aspiring Student Chef award in the 14-16 age category of the Inspiring Culinary Generations national cookery competition for budding chefs.

His winning dish was duck breast with celeriac puree, honey glazed carrots, purple sprouting broccoli, pan-fried black pudding and a scorched quail egg, served with an apple and sloe meat jus.

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Reece's winning dish for the Aspiring Student Chef award - Credit: Adel Gascoigne

Last year, Reece, 14, won ICG's Keen Young Cook award and a Royal Academy of Culinary Arts scholarship.

He said: "The competition this year was harder than ever before. Everyone's dish looked amazing. I was a bit nervous going into the kitchen, but when I got in there I was relaxed and focused."


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With a spiced red wine poached pear and fig creme patisserie tart, Reece has also won Springboard FutureChef's 2021 Bake Off in the South East and a competition using the confectionery Flipz.

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Reece's Flipz competition entry - Credit: Adel Gascoigne

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Reece's Springboard FutureChef's 2021 Bake Off winning entry - Credit: Adel Gascoigne


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