Gracewell of Frome care home sponsors young chef competition once again

Gracewell  |  December 16, 2019

Gracewell of Frome were delighted to once again support local young culinary enthusiasts from Frome College in the most recent stage of the Rotary Young Chef Competition.

On Thursday 28 November, the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition saw 10 students compete against each other to secure a place in the next stage. The competition, organised by Rotary International, involved a challenge to cook a healthy three course meal for two people, with a maximum budget of £20.

Gracewell of Frome, who provide high quality, tailored nursing, residential and dementia care, were delighted to sponsor the competition. They supplied personalised ‘chef whites’ for each contestant, as well as goody bags and the winner’s trophy.

Special guests at the competition included The Mayor of Frome, Mark Dorrington, who attended the event to meet the students and wish them good luck. Local chefs who were invited to judge the competition included Ruth Brooks, Gareth Burges and James Morrison.

The competition saw many students demonstrate high levels of skill in a very high-pressured situation, and all the students that competed worked extremely hard. Izzy Hobbs was presented the first prize trophy and will now go through to the next stage to compete against other regional schools.

Debbie Goodsell from Gracewell of Frome, said:

“Gracewell of Frome were thrilled to be involved in the Rotary Young Chef Competition that supports Frome College and its students.

“The students involved were fantastic, and they should be extremely proud of themselves. It was incredible to see their cooking skills, combined with their ability to work so well under pressure.

“All of us at Gracewell of Frome would like to wish Izzy the best of luck competing in the next stage.”