A great future as a cook awaits 15-year-old Abigail Smith who, thanks to Bedford College, won through to the regional finals of FutureChef.
Wootton Upper School pupil Abigail attends Bedford College one day at week as part of the Bridges link with schools through which 14 to 16 year-olds gain valuable insights into the world of work.
Training in the professional catering kitchens of Bedford College enabled Abigail to flourish, and after hours of practise she overtook 8,000 entrants to get to the regional heats. There she prepared a menu of three dishes of lamb and a trio of desserts.
Bedford College catering instructor Derrick Smith said: “She did brilliantly in the early rounds of the contest and to get to the regional finals as one of five from 8,000 who originally entered is fantastic.
“The other competitors included someone who had been training at Buckingham Palace.
“Abigail has a great future ahead of her.”
Future Chef is the UK’s biggest cooking challenge for 12 to 16-year-olds.
The FutureChef regional finals, which Abigail will now compete in, are set to be staged at Bedford College, because of its range of kitchen facilities
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