Melton teen chef wins national cookery award

Aspiring Student Chef Award winner Joe Smith (centre) with competition judges PHOTO: Supplied
Aspiring Student Chef Award winner Joe Smith (centre) with competition judges PHOTO: Supplied

A budding young chef who attends Brooksby Melton College has won a national cookery award.

Joe Smith,18, received the Aspiring Student Chef Award at The Teflon Diamond Standard competition finals in London.

The awards for teenagers offer the chance for non-professional cooks to gain recognition for their cooking ability at home and for those attending school and catering college, the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learnt.

Joe impressed judges by cooking a fish dish from demonstration and meticulously executing his own take on a soufflé omelette.

The eighteen-year-old was also awarded a three year specialised chefs scholarship, a life changing chance to gain insight into the world of catering, and products from award sponsors NoStik, Utensa Wonderbake and Sitram.