National Final of Future
for Marple School Pupil
16 year old Mathew Jackson has reached
Springboard's Future Chef National Final, beating over 8,000 pupils to make it
On 6 February 2017, at The City of Liverpool College young, aspiring chefs competed in
Future Chef 2017 for a place in the National Final. Future Chef directly relates
to the national curriculum and gives young people a life skill. It aims to
tackle the severe skills shortage facing hospitality by inspiring 12 to 16 year
olds to develop their cooking skills and understanding of nutrition.
Springboard's Future Chef features a 4 stage national competition, annually
involving over 8,000 participants. It also includes classroom resources, chef
demonstrations and skills challenges, and forms a link between schools and
Mathew Jackson from Marple Hall School beat 7 to reach the National Final of
Springboard's Future Chef competition. Mathew served a delicious menu of fillet
of cod served with saffron potatoes, beetroot, fennel and beetroot powder with
toblerone souffl?with almond ice cream and will compete at Westminster Kingsway
College in London on 27 March 2017.
Mathew said:- "I'm so pleased to have won and I'm really looking forward
to the National Final".
Head Judge Gareth Billington from Sodexo, Everton FC said:- "It was a hard
decision to make as standards were so high today, Mathew dishes showed a good
balance of flavours and textures with the necessary skills to take him through
to the National Final."
Springboard Regional Manager Joanne Greenall said:- "Springboard's Future
Chef was developed as a result of research into young people's ideas about
the hospitality industry. Research revealed that young people really admire
high profile celebrity chefs, yet surprisingly few genuinely consider a career
as a chef! Springboard's Future Chef provides teachers and young people with a
wonderful insight into the wealth of career opportunities that the hospitality
sector has to offer."