Paige and Jake – Future Chef Finalists!

On Tuesday 16th November, Paige Swindon from Year 8 and Jake Hemming from Year 9 competed in the local final of this year’s Future Chef competition – and booked themselves a place in the Cornwall final!

Mrs Knowles, Catering teacher at Penrice, said: “Our Future Chefs Jake and Paige put in a truly outstanding performance last night – they both cooked fantastic dishes in a completely new environment at St Austell College and remained calm and professional throughout. We are so proud of their efforts!”

“Not only were their performances of the highest quality, but they also took 1st and 2nd place – and so were the only participants through to the next round!”

The next step is the highly competitive Cornwall Final at Rick Stein’s Seafood School in January 2017 – the winner of which books a place in the Regional Final.

Big thank you to Springboard Ambassador Gareth Paget from St Austell Brewery, who has been mentoring Paige and Jake following Madi’s success last year.

Watch out for more on the next stage to come.

Picture: Gareth Paget