Madi Cole: Future Chef On Wednesday 10th February Madi Cole from Year 9 blew judges away at the regional finals of Future Chef 2016, earning 1st place and a spot in the National Finals to be held in London in March. “Madi has proved herself to be one of the brightest young chefs in the whole of the south west – she should be very proud of herself.” (Gareth Paget, mentor) She competed against 5 other finalists from around the south west in front of press and judges and the pressures that come with performing in a kitchen. “Madi did incredibly well throughout the competition and absolutely smashed it in the regional finals this week, representing her school and her county both with brilliant skill and professionalism. I could not be happier for her!” (Miss Andrews) Watch out for more in the run up to the finals next term. See pictures from the day in our gallery.