Regional FutureChef Winner Meganne Heads to Nationals with Course Tutor
19th March 2014
SVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery Student Meganne Shearer is to travel to London for the national finals of the Future Chef competition. North Highland College student chef Meganne will compete against eleven other regional finalists of the Future Chef competition in London. Meganne and her course tutor Shirley Duffy and mentor for the competition will travel with her and a parent to compete at Westminster Kingsway College on the 24th March 2014.
The FutureChef competition is open to enthusiastic twelve to sixteen year olds who are passionate about cooking. Meganne has competed through a college heat, local finals and most recently a regional competition in Inverness. In the previous rounds Meganne was asked to prepare two dishes of her choice within a budget of £7 in round one and £10 in round two. However for the national finals, she has had to select her ingredients from a given list and will make her chosen dish from these ingredients on the day.
Meganne, Shirley and a member of her family will enjoy a celebration dinner the night before the competition held at a leading London venue giving everyone a chance to meet each other before and allow the competitors to relax and enjoy the London experience before they compete.
Springboard Programme Director Dee Smith “It inspires students to learn to cook introduces them and their schools to well respected industry chefs, offers the opportunity to win fantastic prizes and ultimately they gain anything from a valuable life skill to an informed career path into the UK’s leisure and hospitality industry.” Competition organisers Springboard identify suitable industry facilitators to work with each entrant to help them prepare for the competition.
Meganne works in the Seaview Hotel in John O’Groats and attends college 3 days a week to study for an SVQ level 2 in professional cookery.