Walden School student tastes success in young chef competition

PUBLISHED: 16:19 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:19 28 February 2017

Alima with the judges at the Rotary Young Chef Competition

Alima with the judges at the Rotary Young Chef Competition


A Walden School pupil cooked her way to victory in the eastern round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition at the weekend.

Alima with her food at the Rotary Young Chef CompetitioAlima with her food at the Rotary Young Chef Competitio

Alima Nurpeissova, a Year 9 student, was competing against pupils from schools all over East Anglia at the competition, which was held in Ipswich on Saturday, February 25.

Alima had previously won the district round, which involved secondary schools from Uttlesford, and will now go forward to compete in the regional final of the competition on March 11.

Alima impressed the judges with three dishes from her native Kazakhstan – a starter salad called ‘The Capercaillie’s Nest’, a main course of manti dumplings stuffed with pumpkin and minced beef and chak chak for dessert.

She was commended on the flavours, textures and appearance of her food as well as the excellent preparation and time planning.

Alima also tasted success at the competition by taking home the award for ‘Best Dish’.

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