posted on July 29, 2013 23:57
For the third year running the Chase School arranged for 8, Year 10, pupils to take part in a cook-off to select a candidate to go forward to the Rotary District 1100 semi-final. These pupils had already come through heats in which over 70 had taken part.
The school final took place on Tuesday 4th December and each student was asked to prepare, cook and serve a healthy 2-course meal for two people, costing no more than £10 for ingredients, in 1 1/2 hours.The three judges were impressed with the overall standard achieved and were unanimous in selecting Zoe Snee as the winner and candidate to go forward to the District 1100 semi-final.
Meanwhile,in the Textile and Design Department 6, Year 10, pupils were taking part in a competition where their remit was to make, from their own design, a wine bottle jacket within 2 hours. Again an overall high standard and much ingenuity was shown, the winner being Tia Campbell.
The Rotary Club of Colwall sponsored each of these competitions.
District 1100 semi-final
This competition took place on Monday 14th January at Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham with 6 entrants taking part. Each was asked to prepare a 3-course healthy meal for two people costing no more than £15 for ingredients in 2 hours.
The level of expertise shown by each of the candidates was clearly a notch or two higher than seen in the previous round especially concerning table presentation and we were delighted that our candidate, Zoe Snee, was selected for the District 1100 Final.
District 1100 Final
The final was held on Saturday 2nd February at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. The format was a repeat of the semi-final but obviously the bar as far as technique and presentation was concerned was, yet again, that much higher. One could only but admire the skills and ability shown by each of the 8 finalists under some pressure. The meals that they produced would not have looked out of place in an upmarket restaurant.
Unfortunately, Zoe was not one of the two successful candidates to go forward to the Regional final but she could look back with much pride on what she had already achieved and the exprience gained.