Rotary Young Chef – Devizes Area Heat #2

Five more budding young chefs took part in the second heat of the Devizes Area Rotary Young Chef Competition 2016-17 yesterday evening. Again the standard was quite remarkable and big congratulations go to all those who took part, particularly the winner Elizabeth Woodward whose homemade apple crumble and custard comes highly recommended!

I can also announce that the two highest scoring chefs from both heats were Bella Paxton and Jocasta Wellard, which means that the lineup for the Devizes Area Final (which will take place at The Farm School in the evening of Monday 7th November) is:

Beth Bogert
Elizabeth Woodward
Bella Paxton
Jocasta Wellard

Meanwhile, a photo diary of Heat 2  is shown below.

Best wishes,


The Contestants


From left to right in the above picture: Zara Hues, Jocasta Wellard, Elizabeth Woodward, Zoe Davis, Thomas Dixon.

Getting ready


Let’s Cook!



Anxious Supporters


Let’s Eat!



The display tables

The chefs with their meals


From left to right:


  • Starter:Smoked mackerel pate with homemade toasted bread
  • Main: Bacon & Leek risotto with a Parmesan swirl
  • Dessert: Chocolate fondant with a drizzle of cream


  • Starter: Baked Pomelo mushroom with cheesy Gruyere, crunchy toasted bread crumbs and fresh herbs served with spicy green salad
  • Main: Grown ups cod fish finger with Parmesan crumbs served with hit roasted tomatoes, steamed long stemmed broccoli and homemade soda bread rolls
  • Dessert: Bread & butter udding with brioche and apricot jam and homemade vanilla custard


  • Starter: Prawn cocktail served in a homemade sauce
  • Main: Homemade burgers with rolls and coleslaw made with homemade mayonnaise and oven cooked wedges
  • Dessert: Homemade apple crumble with a homemade custard on the side


  • Starter: Spicy salmon fishcakes
  • Main: Special Friday night chicken
  • Dessert: Apple and blackberry crumble


  • Starter: Asparagus fried in butter with almonds toasted in butter
  • Main: Grilled chicken in a home made marinade with roasted vegetables
  • Dessert: Plain cheese cake with caramel sauce

With their certificates


The winner & runner up


Elizabeth and Jocasta

Devizes Area Final

The area final will take place on Monday 7th November when Elizabeth and Jocasta will be joined by Beth and Bella to battle it out to see who will take the title of

Rotary Young Chef Devizes Area Champion for 2016-17

Posted on October 18, 2016, in Events, Young Chef and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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