YFCU members cook up a delicious storm in home management final

The final of the annual YFCU home management competition took place virtually on Wednesday, June 17.
The dish created by Emily Lyle, Gleno Valley YFCThe dish created by Emily Lyle, Gleno Valley YFC
The dish created by Emily Lyle, Gleno Valley YFC

The final was the culmination of several competition stages which began back in autumn 2019.

Supported by Northern Ireland Pork, this year’s task was to produce a two course meal (main and dessert) with a focus on using ingredients that are commonly found in our kitchen cupboards which reflects the current lockdown situation.

The ‘hero’ ingredient of the main had to be at least one type of Northern Ireland pork and bacon.

Emily Lyle, Gleno Valley YFCEmily Lyle, Gleno Valley YFC
Emily Lyle, Gleno Valley YFC

Seniors had the additional task of providing an alternative substitute ingredient suggestion for at least one of their recipes.

Chef Paula McIntyre judged the entrants’ presented dishes to determine the results.


Junior, first, Cara Millar, Coleraine YFC, second, Rachel Boyce, Garvagh YFC, and third, Laura Gordon, Ballymiscaw YFC.

Senior, first Stephanie McIlroy, Gleno Valley YFC, second, Emily Lyle, Gleno Valley YFC, and third, Olivia Smyth, Dungiven YFC.