Debbie Mumford has been named as School Chef of the Year 2009.
Mumford, who works for Devon Catering & Cleaning Services and is based at Ermington Primary School in Ivybridge, Devon, beat eight other regional finalists to the title during a cook-off yesterday at Sheffield City College.
She was announced as overall winner this morning at a breakfast reception compered by former sports stars Sharon Davies and Derek Redmond.
Her main course was fishballs with yogurt dressing in winning combination with a dessert of butternut squash cake.
Best dessert was Alison Sinclair's Berrylicious, a strawberry and oatmeal shortcake served with a mini raspberry sundae. Sinclair works for Tayside Contracts at Inchture Primary School in Perth.
By Chris Druce
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