Millstone chef Steven (17) is Hot Shot

rising star: At just 17 Steven Amos is the youngest chef to cook for Lancashire HotShots.
rising star: At just 17 Steven Amos is the youngest chef to cook for Lancashire HotShots.

THE heat is on for a 17-year-old Ribble Valley chef as he becomes the youngest to cook for one of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board’s Lancashire HotShots events.

Steven Amos, a commis chef at The Millstone at Mellor, is taking over the kitchen there on Thursday, with a menu created especially for the event.

The Lancashire HotShots programme was developed by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board to raise the profile of new talent working in the Lancashire food industry.

It provides young chefs with the chance to take over the running of their restaurant for one night – under the watchful eye of their mentor head chef or chef/patron.

As the youngest chef to take part, Steven is relishing the challenge.

Anson Bolton, chef/patron of The Millstone, said: “Steven has designed a menu completely on his own, and I am delighted with what he has produced. It shows balance in flavour and addresses his skills level, while conveying the ethos and quality of the food here at The Millstone.”

Steven studied at Blackburn College, and tried his hand at event catering before securing his current position a year ago.

He said: “I still have a lot to learn before I achieve my ultimate goal of being the head chef of a Michelin-starred establishment.”

Steven’s HotShot menu is available at a cost of £20 per person. To book, call The Millstone on 01254 813333.

There’s more on this story and Steven’s menu in Thursday’s Clitheroe Advertiser & Times