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24th Jun, 2022

Top school cooks go pan to pan at Stratford College

SCHOOL chefs will be going pan to pan in Stratford this week.

The national final of the School Chef of the Year competition – organised annually by The School Food People – is being held at Stratford College.

Against the clock and under the scrutiny of the judging panel, the 12 competitors – who include Coventry chef Lee Taylor, who works John Gulson Primary – must prepare, cook and present a main course and a dessert suitable for serving to year six pupils.

They will have 90 minutes, and a maximum spend of £1.30 is allowed for the cost of a single meal which includes a main meal and dessert.

Chefs will be serving up dishes inspired from all corners of the globe, including Lee who is planning a Bangladeshi style chickpea and spinach curry in a chapati boat followed by ‘kheer’ – an Indian style rice pudding – with a twist.

The cook off is on Thursday.

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