Future Chef competition - joint winners from Ponteland High School to join the local final at Newcastle College

26 October 2021

Springboard’s FutureChef is a schools-based programme that supports the development of key life skills whilst inspiring young people to pursue an exciting career within the world of hospitality. They support students to build industry based culinary skills and knowledge, as well as connecting teachers and students with industry professionals. The FutureChef competition is now the biggest school culinary competition in the UK celebrating talent and adding to our long list of successful alumni.

The FutureChef Competition helps Years 9-11 pupils to develop their culinary talent and supports pupils with entry routes into careers in the kitchen. FutureChef supports the national curriculum and the development of key life skills whilst inspiring young people to cook.

Ponteland High School students have been participating in weekly heats over the past 5 weeks. Following this, the final took place on Tuesday 19 October in school and the joint winners were Lydia Lamplugh and Jessica Robinson with Mia Kular in second place.

For the final, students will be required to independently cook a main course and dessert for 2 people in 90 minutes and within the budget of around £7. The dishes were judged with each student receiving a certificate to mark their involvement. 

A prize will be awarded to the winner of the Local Final and they will be asked to take part in the Regional Finals in Sheffield; if successful they can then compete in the National Finals at Kingsway College in London. We wish Lydia and Jess all the very best as they progress to the local finals.


Ponteland High School