Things began to heat up in the Home Economics classrooms when the Rotary Club of Selkirk held the first round of the Rotary Young Chef competition on the 26th October. The competition involves participants making a two course meal – a main course and a dessert – and creating an aesthetically pleasing table set.

Competitors had one and a half hours to produce their meals which, due to competition regulation, had to be both healthy and within the £10 budget.

S3 Lindsay Jack making her dishes. Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Selkirk
S3 Lindsay Jack making her dishes.
Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Selkirk

This years competitors were S3s Milly Coltherd, Catherine Nicoll and Lindsay Jack and S4 Katie Skeldon. All competitors were commended on the quality of their meals and table set by experts Ferdous Ahmed and Anne McKerracher who judged the competition. Certificates were presented to all of the participants and two people were chosen to go on to the next round of the competition.

A gallant effort was put in by all the participants. The winner’s title was taken by Milly Coltherd with her salmon dish and the runner up was Catherine Nicoll also with a salmon dish. The pair have leapt into the next round and will represent Selkirk High School in the regional stage of the competition.

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Catherine Nicoll busy at work. Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Selkirk