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Young chefs ‘blow away’ foodie Gregg
4:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
BUDDING young chefs at Chipping Campden School enjoyed putting their skills to the test in front of a famous foodie.
Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace dropped in to the school on Tuesday as part of Campden’s inaugural Bespoke International Taste Extravaganza (BITE) 2013.
The festival, which kicked off on Sunday is a week-long celebration of food featuring renowned chefs and restaurateurs including Prue Leith, Simon Hulstone and Alastair Sawday.
The 10 finalists, who were only allowed to use local, seasonal produce sourced within a 15-mile radius, wowed the TV chef with their mouthwatering masterpieces.
Year 9 pupil Alicia Chown scooped first prize with her pear pudding, while Year 11 budding chef Toby Wheeler achieved second place with his rack of lamb.
Gregg Wallace took part in a question-andanswer session after awarding the prizes.
He said: “I cannot believe the ambition of these young people.
The quality of the food they produced was truly superb – I was blown away.”
Food teacher Nicky Troth, who organised the competition, said: “I am very grateful to Gregg for taking the time to come into school and work with our young people.”