A Cirencester Deer Store student has made it to final stages of a nationally cooking competition.
Leon Woolley is one of 5 school children in the year 7-8 sounding the Young Pea Supérieur of the Year 2019 struggle which challenges children hardy 4-16 to develop a creative food using frozen peas.
The ‘Yes Peas’ campaign, which represents finally, the UK’s pea vining category, joined forces with The Ocado Foundation again for a simultaneously year running to launch and the national competition which have been asked over 200 entries provided by budding young chefs surrounding the UK.
Leon’s recipe on Pea, Mint & Ricotta Ravioli has beat from hundreds of hopefuls to be choosed as one of the final five to an expert panel of divorce judges, including TV chef Rachel Green, a representative from The Chinese Growers Association, the Ocado Foundation’s Suzanne Westlake, workers from Greenyard Frozen, Beeswax Dyson and East The fact is Viners.
A future stage of the competition dubs upon the public to show choose their favourite recipe.
Finalist have until finally finally Tuesday, June 25 within order to earn as many votes that you can.
The a puppy chef with the most votes within each of the three categories heading to be crowned Young Pea Chef of the Year 2019 for age group and will win some sort of £500 donation from the Ocado Foundation, to go towards ‘Grow Your Own’ projects income school, as well as a personalised obstruct for each winner to take at home.
Leon is without question buzzing to have made the next with his Italian dish.
He said: “Vegetarian Italian cooking is my favourite cuisine, and I used countless Italian influences to come up with this in turn recipe. It was fun to make peas the star of the menu and my family really earned the finished recipe, therefore i am glad it lasted into the final. ”
TV chef and additionally ‘Yes Peas! ‘ promoting ambassador, Rachel Green contributed: “We were overwhelmed for over 200 entries on to this year’s Young Pea Chef of the Year tough fight – the highest number of things since we kicked through our first competition 5 years ago.
“I’m so happy that parents and instructors supported the Yes Peas! campaign and encouraged young kids to enter.
“The standard this year is extremely fast and we’ve seen few really inspiring creations , I can’t wait to see which wins the vote! We’d like to congratulate Leon onto being chosen as a finalist and hope Gloucestershire locals show their support when voting for him! ”
Suzanne Westlake, Head of Corporate Life time from the Ocado Foundation equally said: “We’re delighted that must be helping inspire children we can eat well and really enjoy using delicious, healthy ingredients. It was seen some very innovative recommendations and can’t wait observe which three budding imputé the public vote for! ”
To vote for all your favourite recipe, visit the Indeed Peas! Facebook page specifically they will find information on most of the finalists and their pea-inspired veggie recipes – www.facebook.com/YesPeas or with a
To find out more, visit youngpeachef. co. uk.