Chefs compete to be the best 


School chefs in Bolton are preparing to cook up a treat in a bid to be crowned the best in the borough.

Eleven contestants are taking part in a cook-off tomorrow, July 14 in the kitchens of Essa Academy, Lever Edge Lane.

Cooks have been asked to create a recipe for a main course suitable for an 11 year-old child. Dishes must be made using fresh ingredients and costing no more than £1 a head. Each chef has just one hour to knock up the dish. 

The panel of judges include councillors and a lecturer from Bolton Community College.

The meals will be judged on a number of criteria including flavour, presentation, nutritional balance and creativity.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services Councillor Ismail Ibrahim said: “This is a great chance for school chefs to show just how talented they are at cooking up high quality yet nutritional meals on a fixed budget. Eleven year old children are a tough audience to please and I admire these chefs for being so willing to put their skills to the test. I wish them all the best of luck in the competition.”

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