Nine of our top young cooks are through to next month’s Masterchef final after impressing their Food Technology teachers in the latest round of the competition.
16 pupils had made it through to the second stage after progressing through last month’s food tasting and identification round, with the latest step in the contest being their first opportunity to show off their skills.
Despite having just one hour to produce their dish, the pupils delivered food of an incredibly high standard, leaving the judges to make some tough decisions about who would go through to the final.
In the final, our chefs will compete against each other as they cook for the head chef from Alderley Edge’s Grill on the Edge restaurant.
As well as winning the Masterchef trophy and a £75 voucher for the restaurant, past winners often find that their dish is on the chef’s daily specials board on the day they claim their prize!
The nine pupils through to this year’s final, along with the meals they cooked, are:
- William Spendlove (pea and pepper risotto)
- Tunisha Kumar (chicken curry)
- Emma Winder (prawn Thai green curry with timbale of sticky coconut rice)
- George Robinson (vegetarian seasonal menu)
- Natasha Hurst (chicken escallops with lemon wedges)
- Christopher Corcoran (Thai green curry with sticky rice)
- Seun Odusanya (joloff rice)
- Ellie Goldstein (saltimbocca)
- Georgia-Mae Bourke (Normandy pork with potatoes and green beans)
Luke Berry was our 2011 winner after his menu of stilton stuffed pear with a balsamic reduction followed by Patagonian beef with dauphinois potatoes thrilled the judges, while Harry Hunt’s Thai baked salmon and coconut rice followed by chocolate and raspberry brownies saw him take the lower school prize.