The UK-wide event operates over several heats. The first heat for Jedburgh took place at the town’s grammar school and the winner was Chelsea Lamb, with Sophie Oliver runner-up. All the entrants received a certificate, while Chelsea picked up a cup. Club president Martin Breach presented the awards.
Chelsea and Sophie went on to the second round at Hawick High School last Thursday. There were entrants from several Borders schools, but Chelsea again emerged victorious and the 14-year-old will go on to the district heat to be held in Livingston on Saturday, February 1. As before, all entrants received a certificate for taking part.
Each competitor had to prepare a two-course meal for two, preparing everything from scratch within 90 minutes. Marks were awarded for preparation, use of equipment, presentation and other factors as well as the quality of the meal.
z Pictured, Martin Breach with Chelsea Lamb and Sophie Oliver.