Cokethorpe Sous Chef, Stephanie Newing, was the Runner Up in the first Palmer & Howells Chef of the Year competition in July. Following an initial stage, Stephanie was short listed to cook against four other school chefs. The judges were impressed with Moroccan Lamb and Lemon Syllabub. Both dishes had to be made within a £1.50 per head budget and using a selected list of ingredients. Despite winning the cooking stage, Stephanie was beaten by just one point when all the stage points were added up.