All over the country young aspiring cooks have been taking part in the school heats of Springboard’s FutureChef 2010, the four-stage nationwide culinary programme aimed at helping young people aged 12-16 to learn to cook.
At Bradon Forest School, Year 10 Food students cooked up a variety of mouth-watering dishes with 14 year old Bethan Williams beating off strong opposition to win through to the next round with her dish of Chicken, Chorizo and Lemon risotto.
Gillian Woodward, in charge of Food technology from Bradon Forest School said “Bethan produced a fanatic Risotto, with a creamy texture and fresh tangy flavours. The judges ate the whole portion!”
Commenting on Bethan Williams’s success, Springboard Regional Coordinator Ralph Pitts said “ “The FutureChef programme helps develop an interest in food and cooking as a life skill for young people, and also provides teachers and young people alike with a wonderful insight into what it’s like to be a chef.”
2010 is FutureChef’s 10th birthday year, and the programme continues to grow with a record number of schools, participants and chefs involved. This year over 700 schools from throughout the UK are participating in FutureChef with thousands of young people involved in the programme.
Watch out for Bethan Williams who, with the help of her mentor Francis Young of The Pear Tree, Purton, will be preparing a delicious two course menu when they take part in the local heat stage of the programme, taking place at Wiltshire College, Trowbridge on 23 November.
Pictured: Bethan Williams and Francis Young