Students serving up for annual cook-off
Students have been cooking up a storm during the first round of the Deniliquin High School ‘cook-off’ competition.
All food technology and hospitality students had the chance to participate in the school’s annual culinary challenge for their chance to claim first prize — $250 donated by SunRice.
Round one requires students from each class to create a fried rice dish to be taste tested by three judges.
Once the winning dishes are determined, three students from each class will move on to the next round.
Much like round one, the second stage requires the budding chefs to cook up a risotto dish.
The final two contestants in the competition move on to the grand final, where they will design and cook a two course rice based meal.
Deniliquin High School Creative and Performing Arts faculty head teacher Nicole Jenkins said the competition was started six years ago to promote the cooking skills the students are taught in class.
‘‘There were a lot of things for students to get involved in for music and academic subjects so I thought it would be a good idea to create a competition for our foodie students,’’ Mrs Jenkins said.
Round one of the cook-off will be completed by the end of the first week of Term 3.
The overall winner will be determined at the Deniliquin High School Variety Night on August 8.
Deniliquin High School food technology students James Hood and Michael Godfrey taking part in the cook-off.