Maisie: Future Chef 2019
Year 8 student, Maisie Speller T12, entered a cooking competition that covers the UK - Future Chef. It allows students with a passion for cooking to expand and challenge themselves. On 14 February 2019, Maisie took part in the regional finals - meaning she was in the top 10 students for the whole of the south east of the country, with over 13,500 applicants.
Maisie was one of the youngest students to make it to this round. Maisie, alongside her industry chef mentor Glenn, came up with a two course meal that she made from scratch in an hour and half in an industry style kitchen. Maisie created a creamy spinach, mushroom and ricotta tortellini, ragu sauce, wilted spinach, parmesan crisps and pan seared cod and for dessert, plum tart tatin in puff pastry with homemade vanilla ice cream using vanilla pods. Both the pasta and pastry were made from scratch as well.
Maisie has shown dedication, hard work and a passion for cooking which is evident in her success. She will be taking part in the national finals on 18 March 2019, and we wish her all the best in this final part of the competition in which she has done fantastically well.
Mrs B Roper
Teacher – D&T