Old Windsor school chef scoops regional award

Old Windsor school chef scoops regional award

Sophie Flowers

Old Windsor school chef scoops regional award
Corinne with her winning dishes and the chair of the judging panel Justin Clarke.

A school chef from Kings Court First School in Old Windsor scooped the title of the best school chef in the South-east today.

Corinne Du Preez, of the Ashbrook Road school, competed against three other chefs from other local authorities with her menu of poached fillet of Pollock with Arabic salad and tagine sauce, served with coriander and garlic flatbreads, followed by Moroccan date and cinnamon cake.

The LACA South East School Chef of the Year 2013 Competition, sponsored by MAGGI from Nestlé Professional, was held at Brooklands College in Weybridge.

The challenge puts the preparation, cooking, creativity and presentation skills of school chefs to the test with each entrant required to produce, in just one and a half hours, a healthy balanced two-course meal comprising of a main course and dessert that would appeal to 11-year-olds in school. 

A maximum of £1.50 is allowed for the cost of a single two-course meal for one child.

The  competition has been organised for nearly two decades and is the industry’s premier culinary event for those in the education catering sector. 

Corinne, who works for Caterlink Ltd, will go on to take part in the 2013 national final, on May 15, pitting her culinary skills against nine other top school chefs from across Great Britain.

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