Chef from Worle makes best school dinners in the South West

PUBLISHED: 11:00 19 January 2017

Steve Fowell.

Steve Fowell.


A school chef from Worle has made it through to the national final of a catering competition.

Steve Fowell, who works at Mendip Green Primary School, won a regional final in the School Caterer of the Year competition.

He was given 90 minutes to prepare and cook a healthy and balanced meal and dessert which would appeal to 11-year-old schoolchildren.

He created a chickpea butter curry, which he served with rice, salad and a coconut cucumber raita, followed by a coconut custard topped with a strawberry.

Lynda Mitchell, regional vice chair for the Lead Association For Catering In Education, who also works for North Somerset Council, said: “Steve, a first-time entrant, wowed the judges with his flavoursome dishes, professional skills and cheerful demeanour.

“I was very pleased to be able to present the award to a North Somerset chef.”

Steve will compete in the national final in Stratford-upon-Avon on March 2.

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