Pupils, Billy Holstead and Trevor Sinclair took part in the bake-off style contest, with the briefing of, ‘cook a main meal from scratch!’.
The pupils decided to make BBQ spare ribs, homemade coleslaw, and sweet potato wedges. They organised their own ingredients and cooked independently with staff observing that the correct Health & Safety procedures were following by the pupils while they were cooking.
The allotted time was to cook the main meal from scratch in two hours, which was to include the housekeeping of the food areas, and serve it to the table, set for two diners.
Six Woodlands Academy staff made up the panel of judges. After much deliberation the judges placed the Woodlands pupils in 1st place. They were unable to decide 2nd and 3rd place due to the high standard of the food served, so placed both Ambergate and Greenfields received equal 2nd.
Staff member, Heather Busby said, ‘The competition was for main meals and a very high standard was produced. We are having the next round at Greenfields Academy for the desserts, then a final two course meal at the end of May at Ambergate. Watch this space!’