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Yorkshire and Humberside region announces finalists for SCOTY 2018

15 Nov 2017
Finalists for the Yorkshire and Humberside region have been announced as the race to be crowned LACA School Chef of the Year 2018 heats up.

The four finalists will compete at Doncaster College on 22 November in a bid to make it through to the national finals.

Each entrant is required to produce a healthy, balanced two-course meal comprising of a main course and dessert that would appeal to eleven-year-olds in school.  

The nutritional content of contestants’ dishes must comply with the School Food Standards and take into account the Eat Well Guide 2016.

The overall winner of the national final will receive a £1,000 cash prize and the School Chef of the Year trophy, won last year by Yorkshire and Humberside's own Tracy Healey.

This year's finalists and their recipes are-

Name of Organisation

Contestant Name

Contestant School

Main Course


Doncaster Schools Catering

Amanda Phillips

Bentley High Street


Greek Summer Feast

Meatballs with cauliflower couscous, pitta bread and lemon and herb potato wedges

Lime & Ginger Tart with Rhubarb Compote

Light custard on ginger base with meringue topping, served with spiced rhubarb compote

Facilities Management

Michelle Brook

Blakehill Primary


East Meets West

Asian inspired lean beef meatball, in a mild smoky tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella & served in a lightly toasted homemade bread, with Mexican slaw side

Panna cotta with strawberries

Queen Ethelburga's College

James Brown

Queen Ethelburgas


Melt in the middle Queen Ethel's burger, potato and spinach muffin, pickled carrot and grilled baby gem

A healthy take on a burger with melt in the middle cheese sauce

Sweet potato brownie, coconut custard, macaroon, fresh orange

Everyone's favourite treat - and it's healthy

Rotherham MBC

Maria Slack

Herringthorpe Infant & Junior School


Mexican inspired fish taco with lime and coconut rice

Zesty orange and coriander cake with vanilla crème fraiche