On Tuesday 26th November DCHS hosted the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition local heat.

Ten students, aged between 11 and 15, took part in the competition, which tasked competitors with producing a healthy three-course meal for two people for under £20.

Food and Nutrition teacher Louise Milburn commented, “the standard of all the food produced in the 2 hour timeframe was outstanding. All ten competitors kept their cool and produced fantastic results.”

The overall 1st place winner was Year 10 student Kayleigh. She will now go on to compete in the regional heat next March. The runner-up was Year 9 student Dan , and Alfie, also in Year 9, received the Head Judge’s prize for his cheesecake.

Congratulations also go to to Adam A, Alfie J, Devon M, Liam D, Claire M, Daniel M and Aiden B for their amazing efforts.

The staff and students at DCHS would like to thank Joy Palmer Cooper and Barbara Reid from Alnwick Rotary Club and Head Judge Jimmy Dodds for judging this year’s competition.

We’ll keep you updated as Kayleigh progresses through the next stages of the competition.