Year 10 student wins Oakland College Young Chef of the Year

Posted on 20 February 2018

We are very proud that Amanda Garcia-Guran has recently been named Oaklands College Young Chef of the Year.

The Young Chef competition is open to Year 10 and 11 students in the local area. Each year, talented 14-16 year olds are invited to submit their recipes for a savoury dish or dessert, and finalists are chosen to cook at Oaklands College, getting a glimpse of life in a professional kitchen.

A panel of experienced professionals judged the dishes, including group head chef of Lussmanns, Nick McGeown.

Amanda was voted overall Young Chef of the Year for her beautiful dessert – a plated fruit salad with clotted cream rolled in coconut with meringues. The judges commented that it would not look out of place in a professional restaurant.

Amanda loves cooking in her spare time, and is interested in pursuing a career in bio-chemistry.

St Albans Mayor Cllr Mohammad Iqbal Zia presented the winners with their certificates. Congratulations Amanda!

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