Teenage Cook off


  • Teenagers aren’t usually renowned for their culinary skills, but 12 of the best showed the judges they were hot stuff at the final round of a youth-oriented cooking competition sponsored by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI).
  • The contest, aimed at promoting healthy eating and culinary skills among young people, gave the finalists two hours to cook a three-course meal for two on a budget of £14.
  • The eight girls and four boys had cooked their way through club, district, and regional heats, beating nearly 1,500 other contestants ages 17 and under to make it to the finals in Lutterworth, England, on 5 May. 
  • Anna Farrell’s mousse on praline layers with compote helped her win first prize, including £250 and a trip to Italy.