Dorset Junior Chef 2017

The Dorset Junior Chef competition took place on Thursday 29th June at Bournemouth and Poole College when six young cooks demonstrated their skills for our judging panel.  The competition was very close and after a great deal of discussion, the judges named the winner as Emily Henson from Bournemouth School for Girls whose dish was bursting with so much flavour!  Emily will now go on to represent Dorset at the final in October.

Thank you very much to our judges for this competition:

  • Brett Sutton, Chef Proprietor, The White Post, Rimpton
  • Russell Brown, Director, Creative About Cuisine
  • Gary Kilminster, Business Development Manager, Essential Cuisine
  • Philip Swaffer, Chef Lecturer, Bournemouth and Poole College

Brett Sutton will mentor Emily in preparation for the final, providing her with the skills to enhance her dish and valuable experience of life in a working kitchen.

Thank you very much to all at Bournemouth and Poole College for hosting the competition.

Well done to all six competitors, each of whom worked extremely hard to prepare and present their dishes for our judges:

Laurence Caley, Ferndown Upper School, Bournemouth

Cheese and leek soufflé with leek and tomato concasse and watercress

Lili Doucy, Bournemouth School for Girls

Pork Belly, doing it the Dorset way! (with Dorset apple cake)

Lily Gladwell, Bournemouth School for Girls

Dorset Blue Vinney and broccoli soufflés

Emily Henson, Bournemouth School for Girls

Local lasagne

Poppy Stratman, Lytchett Minster School, Poole

Steak and Badger Beer pie

Laura Taylor, The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis

Pan-roasted venison with crushed celeriac, beetroot purée, roast Jerusalem artichoke and  purée and a red wine sauce





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