YOUNG chefs from schools in north Trafford Trafford have tasted success when they attended the Junior Chef graduation ceremony at Trafford College.

Pupils completed the academy programme run at the College’s Aspire Restaurant and Bar and were presented with medals and certificates for completing the culinary challenge..

The year Nine to 11 students from Lostock College, St Anthony’s Catholic School, Alderley Edge School for Girls, Urmston Grammar School and Flixton Girls were presented with their awards by the College’s head of hospitality. Dan Turner.

The graduation event was the climax of a 10-week programme of weekend morning classes, where the students learned about basic cookery to team work and communication skills.

Jill Atkinson, food technology teacher from St An Catholic School commented, “The Junior Chef Academy is an extremely enjoyable experience for our pupils who get a unique opportunity to gain experience in a realistic working environment. I have also personally benefited from this programme as my students bring me samples of what they have cooked every Monday to taste.

“The junior chef academy has inspired many of my pupils to study to become chefs of the future.”

Student Jess Gilpin, from Urmston Grammar added: “I felt really well looked after by the lecturers and l learnt new skills that I have not yet been taught at school. I really enjoyed working in the small groups and making new friends from other schools.”