16 Jun '22

Who has made the final of LACA School Chef of the Year 2022?

Following the regional heats over the last few months, the LACA School Food Chef of the Year national final will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July 2022 alongside the LACA Main Event at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The 2022 winner will be revealed on the evening of Thursday 7th July at the LACA Awards for Excellence dinner. Bisto is proud to support this competition and we have really enjoyed helping to judge the heats.

Below you will find details of each of the finalists and the dishes they will be serving up.

East of England

Jackie Sweeney, Hewett Academy, Vertas Group Ltd

  • Sweet chilli glazed spiral dog
  • Paprika Quorn Chicken with timbale of orzo
  • Roasted pineapple with coconut crumbled rice pudding


Raheem Morgan, Torridon Primary School, Chartwells Lewisham

  • Loaded Quorn corn savoury waffle
  • Caribbean Curried Quorn, confetti rice, steamed greens, raw slaw, coconut bread and mango salsa
  • Sticky ginger and date cake, coconut rice pudding foam and spiced apple compote

Terry Howard, Monega Primary School, Radish All Good

  • Layered beef salad
  • Quorn Parmigiana with a twist
  • Lemon drizzle cake with a banana mousse cone

North East & Scotland

Victoria Clair, Crooksbarn Primary, Stockton Borough Council

  • Meaty Quorn, Goats Cheese and Beetroot Roll
  • Herby Quorn and Spinach Tortellini
  • Rhubarb & Raspberry Crumble with Custard

North West

Rose Simpson, Morecambe Bay Community Primary School, Lancashire County Council

  • Vegan Hash Wrap
  • Quorn beef pieces and vegetable teriyaki noodles
  • Trifle Twist

South East

Wendy Lohse, Shalfleet C of E Primary School, Chartwells IOW

  • Quick Quorn Cakes
  • Balinese Quorn Satay with yellow rice and green beans
  • Chewy Gooey Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches

Arkadiusz Aoun Kosiacki, Bilingual Primary School, Impact Food Group

  • Ham & cheese shortcrust pinwheel
  • Baked sausage croquette
  • Chocolate & banana mousse

South West

Tasha Watts, Crispin Academy

  • Spicy wrap
  • Thai Style Quorn fish cakes with pineapple fried rice
  • Banoffee pudding


Clair Edwards, Rhiw Syr Dafydd primary school, Caerphilly CBC

  • Sticky Quorn Sausage skewers
  • Loaded Chapati bread served with garlic and coriander cauliflower rice
  • Delicious strawberry and lime delight

West Midlands

Lee Taylor, John Gulson Primary School, Academy, part of Atalian Servest

  • Aloo Chaat Masala wit cooked roti chips
  • Keema cottage pie with chana masala, Indian picked slaw and sour cream & mint dip
  • Indian spiced apple crumble with mango ice cream and fruit coulis

Yorkshire and Humberside

Tom Armstrong, Shelley College, Mellors Catering Services

  • Tandoori Quorn & Onion Bhaji
  • Indian spiced Quorn Cottage Pie
  • Coconut milk panna cotta

James Brown, Queen Ethelburga's College

  • Crispy Quorn roll with soy dipping sauce
  • Katskewer Curry
  • Bananas and custard

We will be covering the cook-off as the action happens on our social media channels so make sure you are following @PremierFoods_FS on Twitter and Instagram and look out for the hashtag #SCOTY.

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