Young chefs keep cool in the kitchen

Front, Jessica Eaves with, from left, Christopher Trotter, Rotary Club of Leven President Alistair Robb, and Amanda Green (picture by Andrew Beveridge)

Front, Jessica Eaves with, from left, Christopher Trotter, Rotary Club of Leven President Alistair Robb, and Amanda Green (picture by Andrew Beveridge)

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A bid to find young cookery champions among Levenmouth school pupils has once again proved a recipe for success.

The annual Young Chef of the Year competition, run by Rotary Club of Leven, took place at Kirkland High School.

Judges – renowned chef and Fife’s Ambassador for Food Christopher Trotter, and Amanda Green from Monturpie Restaurant – dished out first-place honours to Jessica Eaves, a pupil at Kirkland .

Jessica’s main course was tomato and thyme coley with Ainster cheese and cracked pepper pinwheel scones .

This was followed by a dessert of chocolate fudge cake with morella cherries in syrup and whipped chantilly cream .

Second place went to Buckhaven High School’s Hollie Thomson, and in third place was Chloe Soulsbury, a pupil at Kirkland. The judges commented on the high standards of dishes on display by all participants and how the competition seemed to serve up new levels of excellence each year. The contest was organised by Rotarian Duncan Law, with Jennifer Sherwin from Buckhaven High and Nicola Corlett from Kirkland.