11th November 2013
This week saw the 7th annual ‘JCG Skills for Life’ cookery competition take place at Jersey College for Girls, where more than fifty students representing five island secondary schools took part.
In the run up to the event heats had been held in all schools to select these fifty students. Students were tasked with preparing a healthy main dish that demonstrated good use of local produce.
From an educational perspective the competition is a wonderful way of raising awareness of the wide variety of Jersey produce available. It also gives students an opportunity to get creative with local ingredients. In today’s ever changing world it is so important that all young people should have the knowledge and skills to be able to prepare dishes with fresh ingredients. Cooking really is a very important life skill, and every opportunity should be made available to give students opportunities to develop their confidence with food.
The event would not be possible without the assistance and support of so many individuals and companies in the community who continue to offer their help and support. Therefore, the Home Economics department would like to thank the following people.
The Channel Island Co-operative Society who are the main sponsors of this event since the competition began. Their sponsorship allows us to offer runner-up awards, medals and certificates to all students who participate.
We would also like to thank our esteemed judging panel who continuously give so freely of their time, despite their busy working schedules: Paul Dufty, Managing Director of Suma’s restaurant, and Abbie Hosegood, Managing Director of Mange-Tout for adjudicating the sixth form heats on Monday last.
Thanks also to Tim Pedley, and Andrew Baird, Executive Chef from the Longueville Manor for judging year 10 and year 11 heats on Tuesday.
To Shaun Rankin, from Ormer for adjudicating the KS3 heats on Wednesday. Without the support of these individuals this event would not be possible.
Sincere thanks also to the following sponsors of the various trophies – Modern Hotels, Mange-Tout, Longueville Manor, The Pedley Family, The Daily Grind, Rondel’s Farm Shop, Dunn Ross Fisheries, Vienna Bakeries for the Jersey Markets Trophy, Shaun Rankin and the Boathouse.
Finally, last and by no means least, a big thank you to all the students from all secondary schools who worked so hard and really rose to the occasion. Without their enthusiasm there could be no event. It certainly is no mean feat to cook a main dish to such high standards, especially in the presence of such a distinguished judging panel. Well done to every single student who participated.
Mrs De Louche
Head of Home Economics
Lia Eversfield JCG Winner Modern Hotels Shield
Chelsea Cooper runner-up JCG
Chloe Wallser Beaulieau Convent School- Winner of Mange-Tout Award
Theo Ibbotson Victoria College – Runner-up
Jake Gower — (Les Quennevais) Longueville Manor Trophy Winner
Ryan Smith – (Les Quennevais) Runner- up
Emily Hutton- (Les Quennevais) Winner of Pedley Family Trophy
Kelsei Price and Hannah Mundy (JCG)
Jude Luce Les Quennevais – Winner Of the Daily Grind Trophy
Megan Hollywood & Ada Zubercova – JCG
Archie Wauton Victoria College- Winner of Rondel’s Farm Shop Shield
Georgia Drieu – Jersey College for Girls
Yasmin Hayes Les Quennevais School
Tom Matthews SRA – Victoria College- Winner of Dunn-Ross Trophy
Miriam Crowcroft – JCG- runner-up
Shaun Rankin Award for Creative use of local Produce
Tom Matthews- Victoria College
Boathouse award for Endeavour
Reiss Fraser- Victoria College