LSS Master Chef 2017

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The Master Chef competition was organised as part of the celebrations of the 450th Anniversary of Lawrence Sheriff.
It seemed fitting to involve food as Lawrence Sheriff was himself a grocer and spice merchant to Queen Elizabeth I.
After choosing the finalists through a morning of omelette challenges, the final took place on Wednesday 29th March, with 18 students making up 4 groups, each competing for the title.

Jerk Chicken
The brief was to plan and create a 2 course meal for 4 people, plus freshly baked bread, within a given budget.
All the students showed great commitment and enthusiasm, and it was obvious that a huge amount of preparation and planning had taken place beforehand.
In the words of the judging panel -

“The morning was a great demonstration of team work, communication, leadership, time management, and some brilliant food skills”.

After much deliberation, and after what turned out to be a very difficult decision, Group A were chosen as the overall winners with a menu of:
King prawns in a tomato and garlic sauce, with homemade tagliatelle,
followed by;
Summer Fruits Cheesecake


The winning group members all won the “Lets Cook” recipe book and £10 credit on their ID meal cards, and all finalists took home their commemorative “LSS Master Chef Finalist 2017” apron, and all have earned points for their respective houses.

Group B finished
Well done to all students who took part, and a big thank you our school caterers, AiP, for their input and help, and for providing the expert judging panel!

Master Chef – Student Write Up
“As a team leader, I have a responsibility of organising the team. It has been a fun day and will definitely be a highlight of my life at Lawrence Sheriff School.
I first entered the Omelette Challenge a few weeks ago and was nervous at the start.  I was proud of my final product.  The judges were all positive with giving improvements that I can use next time.  This event has made me more confident in cooking, as well as encouraging me to sacrifice  break times for a more creative, educational activity.

29 3 group C
 In my team were S Thompson (year 7), M Ryan-Jackson (year 9,) J Bond (year 7) and A Skidmore (year 9). All contributed to the event and I was happy with each member of my team.
From cutting to cooking everyone developed good kitchen skills.  I am impressed with the dedication our team gave. S Thompson said “this was the first time I made a decent meal”, and M Ryan-Jackson was proud of his achievements making rainbow cake.

In conclusion the Master Chef Competition was a great opportunity to show your cooking skills and maybe get some fame within the school.  I believe the bake-off has been a great success also.”

J Wong
Simpson Year 8

Group A Bread
Master Chef Final Groups
Group A
O Mooney-McKenna (Yr 7) Team Leader
S Patel (Yr 8)
O George (Yr 7)
B Clifton (Yr 7)

Group B
A Elvy-Owen (Yr 9) Team Leader
K Sarathee (Yr 7)
Z Droy (Yr 7)
R Callaway (Yr 7)

Group C
S Pinnock (Yr 7) Team Leader
D Ogunleye (Yr 7)
W Rees (Yr 7)
F Watson (Yr 7)
M Saleem (Yr 9)

Group D
J Wong (Yr 8) Team Leader
J Bond (Yr 7)
M Ryan-Jackson (Yr 9)
S Thompson (Yr 7)
A Skidmore (Yr 9)



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