19 Feb 2018
Pea Chef of the Year competition
Note:The professional pictures are taken from the Birdseye kitchen
Two members of Year 7, Joe and Maisie, have been chosen as two of five finalists in the secondary school category for the Young Pea Chef of the Year 2017, selected by judges TV chef Rachel Green and experts from The British Growers Association, Fen Peas, Waitrose and Pro Cook, to go forward to the next stage of the competition. They will now go head-to-head in an online voting stage.
They were picked from hundreds of entries across the country for the most interesting and delicious pea-inspired recipe. Their entries will feature in a recipe e-book, showing off their pea-fect recipe skills.
In the next stage, one talented finalist in the secondary school category will be crowned the winner of Young Pea Chef of the Year 2017 and will be awarded valuable cooking equipment for his or her school from competition sponsors, Pro Cook.
THE NEXT STEP – THE FINAL
VOTING OPENS – Tuesday 2nd May 2017
VOTING CLOSES – Friday 23rd June 2017
We’re calling upon the general public, family members and friends to show their support and vote for their favourite recipe. We need to spread the word between now and the closing date and the Young Pea Chef with the most votes will be crowned the winner!
To vote, all you need to do is visit the Yes Peas! Facebook page, where you will find a picture and a little bit of information about the students, plus a professional picture of their recipe.
Please do download the recipes submitted by students.
What Maisie says about her recipe:
I feel that my generation might be missing out on naturally good foods. It’s so important for young people to go out in the world with the knowledge of how to cook so I would love to have the opportunity to inspire others to have a go too. The best and most simple way is to get into the kitchen and play around with what’s there. Peas are an awesome ingredient to cook with, something fresh and they always seem to be in the freezer. I wanted to experiment with something that was a bit different but was still simple to put together. Peas and mint are a classic, really fresh, yummy and zingy combination, add the cheese for some creaminess and you have yourself a super simply supper dish.
What Joe says about his recipe:
I love this recipe because it’s got a fabulous taste, but yet easy to make. However can be spiced up with different types of cheese. I think it’s important for children my age to know how to cook.