Students impress with their culinary skills

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As part of our Student Health Week, running from 12-16 June, yesterday saw our students involved in a cook-off in the Chapel Close, hosted by 2013 MasterChef finalist Vanessa Baxter.

Each day of the Student Health Week is focused of a different key dimension, with Thursday's emphasis on nutritional health.

The cook-off was judged by a guest panel of judges including Headmaster Simon Lamb.

Students were given the opportunity to prepare and present their culinary efforts during the lunch period. With only 30 minutes to prepare the meal, the students created an array of impressive cuisine. 

In the end it was Marsden House who triumphed with Morrocan style pitas, closely followed by Major and School House in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Deputy Head Boy, Benji Flacks (Year 13, Marsden) says the cook-off was an awesome chance to see our students excelling in the kitchen.

“It was great to see the students cooking food that was not only tasty but also healthy. The atmosphere at the event was exciting and it was awesome to see Marsden House come away with the win,” says Flacks.

Baxter, a mother of two boys attending the College, graciously gave up her time to come and run the cook-off. She is a passionate foodie and sought after radio and TV presenter with her in depth knowledge on food, family and parenting.

Her cookbook The Fearless Kitchen is due for release in NZ in July 2017.