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West Yorkshire dinner lady named school chef of the year

Tracey HEaley dinner lady in her kitchen

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A school cook from West Yorkshire has been named the school chef of the year, beating nine others at the final in Stratford-upon-Avon College.

Tracy Healy, who cooks for 280 kids at Ravensthrope Junior School, rose to the top of her culinary game with no formal training.

She emerged victorious in a contest that sees contestants cook a two course meal fit for six year old pupils.

Her menu: lamb kofta with tomato skewers and flatbread and a rhubarb ginger crunch fool to finish.

“I created a menu to reflect the diversity of the school I work in and the food we serve as well as local produce. Being so close to the rhubarb triangle I thought it only right that I include rhubarb in the dessert,” she said.

“I love my job, and the satisfaction of knowing that we put a well-balanced freshly cooked meal on children’s plates.”




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