PETERBOROUGH-based franchisor Drain Doctor plumbing is helping to support the future of professional cooking in the UK by continuing its sponsorship of Huntingdonshire Rotary Club’s Young Chef of the Year competition.
In the process the drain clearance company is reinforcing its close business links with the catering industry.
Students from Hinchingbrooke and St Peter’s Schools in Huntingdon showed off their culinary skills to competition judges Jan Mitman, franchise sales director at Drain Doctor, and Ann Brewster.
The five teenage contestants were each asked to prepare a healthy and economical meal in 90 minutes, which was then subjected to a taste test by the judges.
Jan said: “The standard of cooking was high and we were impressed with the dishes that were prepared. Finding the eventual winner proved to be no easy task.
“Drain Doctor is delighted to continue to be involved in this event. We are closely involved in the catering industry so it makes sense to support the next generation of young catering professionals coming through.”
First place in the Young Chef contest went to St Peter’s School pupil Kelsie Gough, who now goes forward to compete at district level against students from Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Lincolnshire. The district winner moves on to compete in the national finals, the winner of which will be crowned as one of the best aspiring chefs in the country.