LURKING somewhere in Huntingdonshire could be a future Gordon Ramsay or Delia Smith waiting to be discovered. A young cooking talent who will go on to work in the top kitchens and become one of the country s most talked-about chefs. And how can a budding
LURKING somewhere in Huntingdonshire could be a future Gordon Ramsay or Delia Smith waiting to be discovered.
A young cooking talent who will go on to work in the top kitchens and become one of the country's most talked-about chefs.
And how can a budding young cook start on such a career? The answer is by taking part in The Hunts Post Junior Chef competition.
Sponsored by Anglian Water, it is part of the Huntingdonshire Food and Drink Festival, which takes place in September.
The competition, which is being run by Huntingdonshire District Council together with The Hunts Post, is open to youngsters aged 11-14.
The rules are simple: We want our young chefs to create a two-course menu (a main and a dessert) using local ingredients and tell us all about it.
The slightly trickier part is that the suggested menu will have to cost no more than £10, will need to feed two people, and will have to be nutritious.
The chefs will need to name their dishes, list all the ingredients, give costings and send it to The Hunts Post judging panel.
Each entry will be judged on its originality, use of local ingredients and, of course, price.
Six of the chefs will then make it through to the real test: the cooking.
And this is where they will need to impress the judges with their tasty dishes AND by also taking into consideration hygiene, nutrition, creativity and presentation.
The top junior chef will win the chance to have his or her menu prepared for their family by a professional chef at one of the district's top restaurants, The Old Bridge, in Huntingdon.
Fill in the form on this page and send it, along with your suggested menu, to Young Chef Competition, The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TB.
INFORMATION: To find out more about the festival visit www.huntsfoodfestival.co.uk. Further details about the Food and Drink Awards will be printed in The Hunts Post.