A SCHOOL chef has qualified to represent Yorkshire and the Humber in the regional heat to find the best school chef of the year.

Last year’s runner-up, Matt Betts from The Mill Academy, Worsbrough, has again qualified and will have to prepare, cook and present four portions of a two-course meal suitable for serving to pupils in primary or secondary schools.

He will have to do all this in just 90 minutes and with a budget of £1.30 for each two-course meal.

If Matt is successful, he will represent Yorkshire and the Humber in the national heats and be in with the chance of winning the title of School Chef of the Year.

In addition to the title, the 2020 champion will receive a £1,000 cash prize and the LACA 2020 School Chef of the Year trophy.

LACA national chairman Stephen Forster said: “The impact that this competition has on the health and vitality of children and young people cannot be underestimated.

“It underpins why all schools should provide quality, nutritious meals.

“Our school catering teams are totally committed to the role they play in educating children and young people about how food and eating better can help them achieve more, both academically and physically.”

The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Final will take place at Barnsley College on Wednesday.