‘Our chefs win the bronze medal’

Congratulations to Annalise Dell’Aia and Tara Lockwood for achieving the 2017 bronze medals at the NSW, ACT and Regional NSW Interschool Culinary Challenge and the 2017 HTN Inter-school Culinary Competition at TAFE NSW Ryde Campus.

Competing schools nominated  two students to compete as a team and were required to replicate the dish that the demonstrating chef prepares within a ninety minute time frame. Two identical portions of that dish were produced by each team with one dish presented to judging chefs for scoring and one dish for public presentation.

The team that achieved the highest score for their dish in each kitchen as determined by the judging chefs were then be declared the winning team of the culinary challenge

“Our Challenge was to make spatchcock with creamed spinach, dutch carrots, a potato lyonnaise. and a red wine jus. The competition started with a chef showing us how to make the recipe and we took notes down. We were up against 8 other  teams. The other teams were hospitality students from other schools around Sydney. We were nervous but we focused on the challenges ahead and worked well as a team with thanks to the training provided  by our hospitality teachers.”  Annalise Dell’Aia, Yr 12