Biggenden kids cook up storm
MARYBOROUGH judge Bev Hibberd taste tested 183 entries as she again took on the junior cooking judging at Biggenden Show.
On the Thursday before the show, Michelle Kinbacher and her team of volunteers took 28 children under their wings in the show hall kitchen to encourage them to cook.
Mrs Kinbacher said the event had a one year old who managed to put some lollies on a biscuit, despite eating many of them, while one three year old turned up in a chef’s outfit.
“It is wonderful, the mums and grandmothers who come along. I couldn’t do it without them. It is a team effort,” Mrs Kinbacher said.
Winner of the kitchen appliance donated by Lance and Stephanie Whitaker was Year 10 Riverside Christian College student Cooper Bolland.
Mrs Hibberd said the young master chefs were improving and there were some promising cooks in the under-12 class.
She encouraged the children to make sure they read their schedules as some were disqualified.
She said some entered six dishes where the schedule said four.
“This meant that entry was automatically disqualified,” she said.
YUMMY: Decorating biscuits was popular for junior cooks at Biggenden Show.
FUTURE CHEF: Ryan Gibbs, of Coalstoun Lakes, cracks an egg under the eye of Michelle Kinbacher.