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Young Chef Competition


The two Rotary Clubs in Banbury are once again this year organising a local heat of the Rotary national competition, and the winner will then subsequently represent Banbury in the next round that is scheduled to take place in February 2017.

The competition is open to anyone of secondary school age and under 17 on 31st August 2016, and is being managed in a similar fashion to previous years. The first round locally will take the form of a paper submission of a proposed menu; a judging team will review these and competitors will be selected to take part in the local final as in previous years.

The local final will be taking place on January 17th 2017 at The Banbury and Bicester College, Broughton Road, Banbury and those selected for this will be asked to prepare and cook their chosen meal for a panel of judges who will be in attendance. All finalists will be provided with the opportunity to visit the College to see the facilities to be used before the final takes place if they would like to.

The local winner will go forward to the Rotary District/Regional final and the winner from the latter then takes part in the National Final. This is being sponsored by Filippo Berio Olive Oils and will take place in Lincoln in May.

The National winner will receive the RIBI Trophy (and a replica to keep) plus £250. In addition they will receive a day’s experience at the Fifteen Restaurant in London.

Please click here to download a copy of the details of the competition with the entry form at the back.

Entries must be submitted to Malcolm Douglas, Henry’s Menswear, 52 High Street, Banbury, OX16 5JJ by 16th December 2016 at the latest.

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