Rotary Chef Competition 2019

The following boys took part in the annual Rotary Cooking Competition this November. Barnaby Reid, Ned Harris, Charlie Hughes, Joseph Payne, Leo Gardiner, Peter Adewusi and Tom Howarth took place this year and made some amazing dishes. The task was to make a two course meal for two with a budget of £10. There was some stand out dishes, Joseph Payne made a salmon dish with homemade pesto and the best braised carrots I have ever eaten. Barnaby Reid made a delicious broccoli and stilton soup. Charlie Hughes made a rich chocolaty orange mug of deliciousness that was enjoyed by all the Heard family. Tom Howarth made gnocchi with an appetising spinach and ricotta flavour and got really cheffy with his presentation. Peter made a really rich chocolate fondant that had the perfect balance of gooey filling. Leo made a vibrant stir fry and a fabulous butterscotch sauce to accompany a sticky toffee pudding. The standard this year was the highest that I have ever seen and all the boys should be commended, however the judges had to decide a winner who will take part in the next stage of the competition in February where they compete against other students in the Gloucestershire area, so well done to Ned Harris who made a mini beef wellington accompanied by fondant potatoes, roasted tomatoes and tender stem broccoli. His pudding was presented to restaurant quality and consisted of a lemon set cream that had Mrs Heard’s two favourite ingredients – cream and lemon!