Rotary Young Chef Winners!

The Rotary Young Chef competition was held at Lochaber High School on 27 October, won by Alex Johnstone with Brendan Collins runner up. Both lads are 15 and fourth year students.

Pictured above with Past President Iain Johnston is winner Alex Johnstone and to the right, Brendan Collins, runner-up.

Honorary Rotarian Brian Hume was the chief judge with Rotarians Iain Johnstone and Mike MacGruer assisting.

Organiser Rotarian Mike MacGruer said; “As always, the competition was great fun and we appreciate the help of Fiona Harrower, Home Economics, in setting things up.”

Alex`s winning menu was duck with celeriac puree, roast beetroot and apple sauce with a dessert of blackberry and lime Eton mess. Contrasting, Brendan’s menu was a butter nut and chilli soup with small wholemeal loaves followed by a main course of sticky lamb chops, pea and mint potatoes with glazed carrots.

Both will go though as Lochaber finalists to the District Final to be held early next year in the Glasgow area.

Past President Iain Johnstone said, “These competitions bring out the best in our young folk, who are a credit to themselves, the School and their families. We wish them well.”

Lochaber Rotary is currently welcoming entries to the Young Writer, Young Artist and Young Photographer competitions with entry details on this website. The themes for these are Peace, Sunrise and Sunset, and The Beauty of Architecture, respectively.

As with all Rotary competitions, the Lochaber winners go forward to District heats and a Britain and Ireland final. Lochaber young folk have excelled in the past.