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Harold Hill primary school chef that is ‘the best in the world’ wins award for best in London

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 December 2018

Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019.

Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019.

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A Harold Hill primary school chef has been named the best in London for the second year in a row.

Michelle Creed, from Broadford Primary, won the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019 crown for the second consecutive year, with her zesty Mexican chicken flatbread with sweet potato and Mexican slaw and caramelised pineapple sponge with vanilla cream receiving top marks from judges.

She fought off competition from five other chefs in the regional final as they are all given a strict budget of £1.30 and 90 minutes to prepare, cook and serve an imaginative, school compliant two-course menu.

Michelle, from Rush Green, will now go on to compete against nine other regional champions in the national final in March.

Fifteen years ago Michelle began her career as a chef, and she has been at Broadford for the last four years - and is a massive hit with the kids.

Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019. Children watch as Michelle prepares one of their favourite dishes-Sticky Chicken.Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019. Children watch as Michelle prepares one of their favourite dishes-Sticky Chicken.

Foodie, Archie, six, said his favourite meal is the “extremely tasty” sticky chicken that Michelle makes but he did admit: “I like everything Michelle makes - I think she’s the best in the world.”

The topped jacket potato is a personal favourite of Alfie, nine, who loves that you can choose whatever topping you like - but his choice is nearly always tuna and sweetcorn.

Alfie loves Michelle’s cooking, and said that he loves the choice that you get, he said: “Everything is just so good, sometimes I just don’t know what to have.

According to Tiren, seven, Michelle makes better BBQ chicken than her dad - not sure whether she’s told him that yet or not - she said: “Michelle always tells me to have the BBQ chicken it is always really good.”

Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019. Children watch as Michelle prepares one of their favourite dishes-Sticky Chicken.Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019. Children watch as Michelle prepares one of their favourite dishes-Sticky Chicken.

Lillie, 10, is a big fan of the pizza (and ice cream) that Michelle makes, and her favourite topping is pepperoni.

She said: “It’s all home-made from scratch, I just love it, it’s juicy and really good.

“My dad always burns my pizza, Michelle’s is much better but my dad’s is good too.”

Another dad who won’t be on cooking duties next week...

Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019.Head Chef at Broadford Primary School, Michelle Creed has won the Regional Final of the LACA London School Chef of the Year 2019.

Noah, five, is a bangers and mash kind of guy and loves the sausages he gets at school, saying: “They’re massive, I love them.”

And Amandeep’s favourite are the veggie sausage rolls that are “super flakey” according to the nine-year-old.

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