We're extremely proud to announce that Tom Armstrong, Chef Manager at Shelley College in Huddersfield, is through to the LACA School Chef of the Year 2022 National Final!

Tom battled it out against two other talented school chefs at the regional final at Barnsley College on Wednesday 18th May and was ultimately crowned the winner. Tom will now take part in the national final at the LACA Main event at the beginning of July.

This year’s School Chef of the Year competition is sponsored by QuornTM and Bisto. To reflect this LACA have set entrants the challenge of using at least one QuornTM product in both the snack and the main course, one Bisto product and creating a 50% fruit-based dessert, whilst adhering to school food standards.

Tom's delicious menu is:

Grab & Go snack - Tandoori Quorn and red onion bhaji with minted yoghurt and coriander oil. 

Main dish - Indian spiced cottage pie (using Quorn mince) topped with crushed Bombay potatoes, served with wilted greens and a butter sauce.

Dessert - Coconut milk panna cotta served with textures of mango, coconut milk crème patisserie, finished with freeze dried raspberries.

Well done to Tom for his brilliant achievement at the regional final and good luck for the national final!