A teenage cook sensation from Bournemouth is on course to be a top chef after scooping a top prize in a culinary competition.
And the 14 year-old so impressed judges that he has already been offered a place at the Young Chef’s College, based at Bournemouth and Poole College, and also guaranteed a place at the college to study catering when he leaves school in 2018.
It was a double success for the Oak Academy.
Joining Kian on the podium was fellow student Flora Roska who came an impressive third, losing out to second place by just one point.
Executive principal of Oak Academy, Paul Holman, said: “We are incredibly proud of Kian and Flora for their success in the Young Chef Rotary competition.
“First they had to be selected from our 54 GCSE catering students and then they had to compete against dozens of other talented young chefs from across Bournemouth and Poole.
“Kian will now go on to compete in the regional final and we wish him all the very best, a very talented young man who deserves the recognition he is receiving.”
For the second year in the row Kian will now go on to compete in the regional final of the Young Rotary Chef competition in bid to win a place in the national final – and in many ways he is already a winner.
After his impressive show in the Bournemouth and Poole finals, the talented cook has been offered a place at the Young Chef’s College where he will be trained by some of the leading chefs in the area.
He has also been guaranteed a place at Bournemouth and Poole College to study catering, even though he doesn’t leave school until 2018.
The college’s head chef quipped at the competition: “We are not letting this one get away, we want him here.”
Kian said: “I am so happy, I never thought I would get an opportunity like this. I can’t wait to get stuck in and my catering teacher has given me a chance to shine and a focus in life. “
The regional final of the Young Chef Rotary competition will take place on March 4 in Waterlooville.
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