Fry pans ready! Eye on Nature's Cooking Competition is back for 2019!
During the Family Day, budding chefs will demonstrate their skills in the 'Friend or foe' cooking competition, with high school students competing 'Masterchef' style watched-on by the judges and public.
This is an exciting opportunity for secondary students to come together in a fun and creative cooking event as you prepare an innovative family meal!The theme for the meals is Friend or Foe, and students will be generously given Duck from “Quack a Duck” and kumara to use both in the final trial and at the actual event itself.
Pre-registration is required, with only ten to twelve schools able to compete. Please register by 1 March 2019, but this is a first-come, first-served registration process.
Please note that we can only allow one team per school initially, but should there be spaces available after the 1 March 2019 ,registration closing date then we will get back in touch with you should you have indicated you would like to enter more than one team.
A team consisting of 2 chefs are to prepare a FOUR (4) portions of a “main” dish only - in one (1) hour (No starters/ entrée or desserts).
Any ingredients may be used, but the following protein and vegetable must be present in the dish or as part of the garnish.
• Duck • Kumara
Competitors are to supply their own cooking implements, ingredients and presentation dishes
Each group will prepare and cook their dishes in front of a public audience and their dishes will be judged by industry professionals from both AUT and MIT.
Dishes will also be sampled by the audience (using forks/dishes provided by the Trust).
A kitchen bench with a three ring gas burner, sink and trestle table will be provided, schools need to bring their own electrical appliances.
Here is what the Judges will be looking for: