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Tenaya wins Young Chef of the Year

Published on 29/04/15

Tenaya Williams-Cargill has proven that she is a dab-hand in the kitchen.

Tenaya Williams-Cargill has proven that she is a dab-hand in the kitchen.

The Year 9 Orchard pupil was crowned Young Chef of the Year 2015 at a recent final of the Bristol Healthy School Awards held at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol’s harbourside.

Tenaya was selected alongside other Orchard hopefuls Joshna Johnson and Suzanna Rowley - who are also in Year 9 - out of hundreds of other applicants.

They had to design a healthy meal and dessert that focused on using locally sourced ingredients, on an affordable budget.

 Out of the seven finalists, Tenaya won the award with her main course of bourbon marinated salmon, sweet potato mash and green beans. Her dessert was a fruit compote, with chantae cream and shortbread biscuit.

The awards, which are run in partnership with Bristol Food Connections, are designed to encourage children to get cooking, and highlight the nutritious food grown in local areas.

Bristol mayor, George Ferguson, said: “In 2013 I launched the Mayor’s Award for schools to recognise outstanding work in Bristol promoting the health and wellbeing of young people. The Healthy School Awards are a great example of this work in practice and it’s a powerful way to get young people engaging with cooking nutrition and healthy eating.”

A winners’ Gala dinner will be held on May 2. For more information about the awards, visit: www.bristolhealthyschools.org.uk and www.bristolfoodconnections.com.