Giffnock teenager cooks up a storm for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Jessica Mitchell and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House
Jessica Mitchell and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Bute House

A High School of Glasgow pupil has had the pleasure of preparing a meal for the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at her residence in Edinburgh.

Jessica Mitchell, 15, from Giffnock was crowned the 2019 Springboard UK Future Chef in March this year.

Jessica beat over 14,000 other pupils from across the country in the annual competition to encourage 12-16 years olds take up catering.

The judges said Jessica “stood out from the crowd” with her winning two course meal prepared and cooked in two hours.

Her main course was chicken breast with butternut squash, confit chicken leg and fondant potatoes followed by a dessert of apple and frangipane tart with a vanilla pod parfait and carmelised apple.

Jessica said: “I just love cooking. I want to be a chef and have a dream of setting up my own restaurant in the future”.