On 25th February, Newquay Tretherras’ cooking competition NT Chef began with an intense Year 7 qualifying heat.
The three competing students had an hour to create a dish of their choice before being judged by a panel of teachers on the food’s taste, presentation, colour and complexity.
The contest was extremely close with only one point separating each position but the overall winner was Will Nicholls with his spicy chicken goujons, bacon and crouton side salad and homemade salad dressing.
Second place went to Kelsea Griffiths for her vanilla and strawberry cheesecake and third place was Chloe Morris with a mango chicken curry.
Over the coming weeks, the remaining year groups will compete and the first and second place students of each of these heats will go head to head in the semi final.
Will, Year 7 heat winner said, “It was a really enjoyable event and even though it was a competition, it was more fun than serious. Winning was really exciting and I can’t wait to go through the experience again in the next round.”
Mrs Barker, one of the judges commented, “I was blown away with the standard of food prepared by our young Year 7s. They all showed great potential and the dishes tasted fabulous. ”
In between rounds, NT Chef will give the students the opportunity to attend cooking master classes with local chefs such as Chef Evans, the head chef of Rick Stein’s restaurant St Petroc’s Bistro.