Picture Special: Rotary Club Young Chef competition

Young chefs competition - from left Daniel Richardson, head chef at Hartwell House, with the winner Will Bisley, AVDC chairman Jenny Bloom and Stephen Fitzpatrick, president of the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds

Young chefs competition - from left Daniel Richardson, head chef at Hartwell House, with the winner Will Bisley, AVDC chairman Jenny Bloom and Stephen Fitzpatrick, president of the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds

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The chefs of the future had the chance to showcase their culinary skills at the weekend as part of a competition organised by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds.

Nine students from four schools each cooked two courses at Aylesbury College, which were tasted by a panel of judges.

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College - Judge Daniel Richardson - head chef at Hartwell House talks to competitors

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College - Judge Daniel Richardson - head chef at Hartwell House talks to competitors

Will Bisley from Waddesdon Church of England School was announced as the winner of the event, with his two courses consisting of handmade spicy butternut squash tortellini with garden herbs followed by vanilla panna cotta with poached rhubarb.

Will won dinner for four at Hartwell House, which was presented to him by the chairman of Aylesbury Vale District Council Cllr Jenny Bloom.

Second place went to Sophia Brown from Aylesbury High School with Kit Parsons, also from Waddesdon School, in third.

Daniel Richardson, who was one of the judges for the event said: “The standard of cooking and presentation this year was outstanding and choosing an overall winner was not an easy task.”

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College - one of the young chefs with his finished dish

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College - one of the young chefs with his finished dish

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College

Rotary Young Chef competition - Held at Hardings Restaurant, Aylesbury College