Heather has the Script to cook up a winning dish

All the entrants at the KHS Chef of the Year 2012
All the entrants at the KHS Chef of the Year 2012

KIRKCALDY High School pupil Heather Tait proved she had all the right ingredients when she was named the school’s Chef of the Year following a closely fought cook off this week.

Heather, an S3 home economics student, scooped the top honour following a comprehensive project which involved choosing a celebrity to cook for and researching the ingredients, cooking methods and nutritional values of the meal, before preparing, cooking and presenting it for experienced judges in the final.

Following a written assessment, two finalists were chosen from each of the four S3 home economics classes to cook their dishes, with meal choices coming from around the globe.

Heather’s winning dish was a stuffed chicken breast, which she chose to cook for Danny O’Donoghue, lead singer with pop band The Script and a judge on the BBC’s The Voice.

The competition, now in its fourth year, was organised by home economics teacher Jackie Roberts, with judges Janie Howie and Karen Logan, both chefs at Cafe Derran at the Auchterderran Centre, helped by former KHS pupil Sean Foley.

Judith Kerr, depute rector, said: “The standard this year was very high and there were some fantastic dishes.”