Attleborough Academy Norfolk students Nathan Talbot and Callum Bonner each created two fantastic dishes, and gained invaluable experience, when they took part the local heat of the Springboard Future Chef competition held at City College Norwich.
Nathan, who is in Year 9, and Callum, who is in Year 8, were up against students from Alderman Peel High School, Hartismere School and Mildenhall College Academy.
The standard of cooking from all of the competitors was extremely high and both Callum and Nathan more than held their own alongside some older competitors, as they prepared a main and dessert course.
There was only once place available in the next round, the regional final, which ultimately went to Kaya Parke from Alderman Peel High School.
Overall it was a fantastic experience for both Nathan and Callum, who can be very proud of their professionalism in the kitchen and the standard of their dishes.
Nathan presented a chorizo beef burger with salad and chips for his main and a cookie dough pot with orange Chantilly cream for dessert.
Nathan said afterwards: “I was pleased with how my dishes came out. I think it’s been an amazing experience, I definitely want to come back next year.”
Callum produced a vegetable chilli served in a roasted aubergine, with a 4 layered cheesecake for dessert.
Callum commented: “It was really enjoyable, I’d do it again if I got the chance and was definitely really pleased with how my dishes came out.”