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Young Chefs thank Dartmouth Rotarians for bright whites

Dartmouth Academy students – and budding chefs – Jess Branton and Oisin Sass look the (catering) business thanks to Dartmouth’s Rotary Club. The two students were highly placed in last year’s Rotary sponsored Young Chef competition – an established part of the successful Dartmouth Food Festival. Jess won with Oisin a close second. In recognition of their achievements and with the aim of encouraging them
to keep cooking, Dartmouth’s Rotary Club has decided to provide them both with smart ‘Chef’s Whites’. Whites are the traditional dress of professional chefs – the garments protect them from the heat of the kitchen whilst still ensuring they are looking their best.
Jess said she was delighted with the gift and thanked Rotary for their generosity. “I really enjoyed the competition and was really pleased to win,” she said. “I still enjoy cooking and these whites will only help to inspire me to do so more often – I’m really grateful for their gift.”
Sue Jerams, the Academy Food Technology Technician, taught Jess and Oisin and helped them prepare for the Rotary Competition, said she was very proud of both. “They did brilliantly in
the competition and showed their considerable skill,” she said. “We are very grateful to Rotary for their organisation of the Young Chefs Competition and this generous donation to our two budding culinary enthusiasts.”
Geoff Hicks, Dartmouth Rotary President said: “We were all very impressed with all the entrants in last year’s competition and especially Jess and Oisin. We are delighted to provide professional uniforms for them
both, that we hope will inspire them for years to come.” Dartmouth Academy Principal Nick Hindmarsh said: “Jess and Oisin did really well last year and deserved the praise they received.

The generous donation of these whites by Dartmouth Rotary Club is a great boost to them and another example of the Rotary’s desire to support and work with the Academy. We are all really grateful for our brilliant relationship with Dartmouth Rotary.”

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