Whitby school chef finally wins national crown

Kath Breckon, winner of the 2016 LACA School Chef of the Year national finals

Kath Breckon, winner of the 2016 LACA School Chef of the Year national finals

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A jubilant Whitby chef has scooped a national award at the fourth time of asking.

Kath Breckon, who works at West Cliff School, emerged triumphant in the national final of the 2016 LACA School Chef of the Year at Stratford-upon-Avon College on Wednesday night.

Her Whitby-themed dishes won over the judges and Kath said the room erupted when her name was read out.

“I couldn’t actually believe it and asked the judge if he was joking,” she told the Whitby Gazette.

“My feet haven’t touched the ground.”

Kath has previously been a finalist three times.

She lives with her husband and two daughters and loves nothing more than walking her two dogs on the beach.

Look out for a full interview with Kath on our website next week.

Kath’s winning concoction - main course

St Hilda’s spicy beef pot, Caedmon cross-bread, Bram Stoker sweetcorn and 199 Steps croquettes - A warming beef chilli with garlic cornbread, sweet potato and butternut squash croquettes

Dessert

Dracula’s Bat-tastic baked lemon cheesecake - A light baked lemon cheesecake on an oat cookie base served with a berry compote