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Success at East Lothian Young Chef Competition

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Ross High School pupils Hannah Baur and Kirsten Waldie won the final of the East Lothian Young Chef of the Year 2014 competition. The nail-biting event was held at Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans, on Friday 3rd October.

Teams of two S4 pupils had 90 minutes to prepare a two-course meal based on local predominantly fresh, East Lothian and/or Scottish and reflect current eating trends. ingredients, working under the scrutiny of a team of judges.

Hannah and Kirsten impressed the judges with their Pan Seared Sea Bass on crushed New Potatoes with spring onion, green beans in a courgette ring and a Buerre Blanc sauce. Individual White Chocolate cheesecakes, Raspberry coulis and spun sugar garnish.

The winners were presented with a hamper each, filled with local and Scottish produce. The competition has been developed to complement and promote East Lothian’s rich history of local produce by involving our young people in an exciting culinary challenge and also introducing them to the idea of a career in the hospitality industry.


Welcome to the Home Economics blog.  Please use the menus at the top of the page to find out some of the things that are done in the department. This blog includes short, interactive presentations which you will find interesting and cover current food issues.

We would especially like you to try out some of the recipes in The Cook Book! We will shortly be updating The Cook Book with some new recipes.