Halifax school chef wins national competition

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A Halifax school chef cooked up a storm in the kitchen to clinch the top spot in a competition organised as part of the National School Meals Week celebrations.

Tony Mulgrew, who works at Ravenscliffe High School, came out on top in the national contest organised by LACA (Lead Association for Catering in Education).

For #cookeditmyselfie, LACA asked for tweets showing the best examples of school meals and from the piles of entries received, Tony’s came out on top.

He said: “I was totally surprised and absolutely delighted to be informed of the judge’s decision, given the quality of competition across the country and I would like to thank LACA for giving me and all my colleagues in the education catering industry the opportunity to show the quality of what we produce on a daily basis.”

Tony chose a custom-built waste station as the school’s prize and said it was a much-needed piece of equipment and would be a welcome addition to the school kitchen.

The prize was presented at a special ceremony last week by LACA vice chair Timoth Blowers.

“I am delighted for Tony and for Ravenscliffe High School that they have achieved national recognition in the education catering industry in winning the #cookeditmyselfie competition,” he said.

“Despite the quality of entries Tony has set the bar high for those entering the competition this year and I am sure we will see a fiercely fought contest.

“What it does highlight is the quality of school meals today and the skills and knowledge of education caterers.

“I can safely say school food has never been better, healthier or tastier.”