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Year 9 Glebelands students were asked to work in teams of 2 and given the brief ‘Brazil Olympics 2016: 3 course evening meal for the sports leaders to celebrate the opening ceremony’. After much deliberation over the fantastic entries, the Design & Technology department chose 6 teams to take part in MasterChef on Wednesday 8th June 2016. Students had to produce their own Olympics inspired, three course menu suitable for the theme that could be cooked in two hours. The menus served ranged from grilled chicken with sticky rice; Brazilian cheese bread; curried butternut squash soup; panna cotta and coconut fruit kebabs with chocolate dipping sauce. Our judges this year were Tom Cornwell (Celebration Cakes, Cranleigh); Adrian Erricker (School Governor); Ashley Burt (Manager at Sainsbury’s Cranleigh) and Mary Howick (Store Trainer).

The quality of food was outstanding and the judges had a hard time choosing the winners. In third place were Lucy and Molly. In second place were Jenna and Maeling and the overall winning team was Becca and Lucy. The girls cooked three courses consisting of portobello mushroom with taramasalata gratin on rocket; Thai green curry with Brazilian rice; raspberry and blackberry tart with cream and a homemade refreshing lime drink. Well done to all participants and the winning team for their delicious winning menu. Good luck to the winners and runners up who will be competing at the Federation MasterChef challenge at Rodborough.

Miss Alessi
Design and Technology Teacher
Glebelands MasterChef 2016