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LACA unveils SCOTY schedule for national final

06 Oct 2021
LACA has announced the 2021 School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) competition schedule that will see 11 school chefs cook for the national title and the £1,000 prize money.

The nine regional winners and the two wildcard entrants will cook over the course of the two days at the LACA Main Event, which is taking place at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole.

Organised by the LACA and sponsored this year by Quorn Professionals, School Chef of the Year is the education catering sector’s premier culinary skills competition.

Competitors have 75 minutes to prepare, cook and present four portions each of a two course imaginative meal suitable for serving en masse to 11-year-olds in primary or secondary schools. They must include Quorn as the protein element of the main course together with a dessert based on 50% fruit content.

The SCOTY competition aims are to show the high quality of school meals and the contribution they make to the health and wellbeing of their children and their physical and educational attainment.

SCOTY entrants cooking Tuesday 12 October (morning):

  • East of England winner: Rob Chambers from Hampton College (IFG Cucina)
  • London winner: Raheem Morgan from Torridon Primary School (Chartwells Lewisham)
  • South East winner: Alex Moody from Park Community School

SCOTY entrants cooking Tuesday 12 October (afternoon):

  • Wildcard: Wendy Lohse from Shalfleet CofE Primary School (Chartwells)
  • South West winner: Rob Finch from Budmouth Academy (IFG Cucina)
  • Yorkshire & Humberside winner: Becky Crossley from York High School (North Yorkshire County Council)

SCOTY entrants cooking Wednesday 13 October (morning):

  • East Midlands winner: Mathew Bennett of Sponne School (Impact Food Group)
  • North West winner: Claire Malcolm from Mossfield Primary School (Salford City Council)
  • West Midlands winner: Lee Taylor of John Gulson Primary school (Academy – part of Atalian Servest)

SCOTY entrants cooking Wednesday 13 October (afternoon):

  • North East & Scotland winner: Karen Bevan from Stromness Primary School
  • Wildcard: Jennifer Brown from Sarum Academy (Academy – part of Atalian Servest)

You can register for free entry to the School Food Show to watch the live final take place.