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21st May 2013

FutureChef 2007

Written by: Admin
Sixteen year old Rebecca Toppin from Carmel Technology College in Darlington was announced as the star of the future at this year's FutureChef competition, which came to an exciting finish at Westminster Kingsway College on March 19.

Beating off competition from more than 7,000 other young hopefuls, the aspiring chef cooked her way through local heats, regional finals and the challenging grand final cook off to be presented with the coveted title by competition chairman Brian Turner.Toppin’s winning menu of roast crown of chicken and chunky vegetable broth followed by orange and cinnamon clafouti with vanilla ice cream was praised for its “simple perfection” by the team of respected judges which included the Craft Guild's Steve Munkley, Cyrus Todiwala, Matt Owens, Lesley Waters, William Curley, John Williams and Michael Caines.The three runners up were:First: Philip Oberhoffer, 14, Archbishop Sandcroft School, NorfolkSecond: Philip Ferguson, 12, from Torpoint Community College, CornwallThird: Ellie Schofield, 15, from South Bromsgrove High School in the West MidlandsMore than 7,000 school kids between the ages of 12 and 16 entered the 2007 FutureChef competition.Following local and regional heats held during January and February, the successful 2007 finalists were given one and a half hours at the grand final to create a main course and dessert from a basket of pre-supplied ingredients.The Regional Finalists for 2007 were:Philip Oberhoffer, Archbishop Sandcroft School;Amy Henderson, Thurso High School;Danny Bell, Swanwick Hall School & Technical College; Anna Harding, Firrhill School; Ellie Schofield, South Bromsgrove High School; Rebecca Toppin, Carmel RC Technology College; Stephen McFarland, St Mary’s College;Louis Tsaparelli, Highlands School;Jake Small, John Colet School; Rhianwen Charlton, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe; Danny Gopaulsingh, Penketh High School;Philip Ferguson, Torpoint Community College