Written by Katie Slater Year 9 Cairns SHS
On Thursday 21st October six year 9 and three year 10 students from Cairns High lined up in their aprons ready to become the 2010 Cairns High Masterchef.
To get in, each contestant had to cook and present a dish of their ‘choice’ in 70 minutes. All catering classes across year 9 and 10 were invited to enter the competition. Forty-one students in total entered this year. Nine were selected to go into the finals. Lisa Fryer, Adam Bird, Jerome Fritz, Khyra Edwards, Katie Slater, Chloe Boulle, Mandy Tsai, Christopher Davis and Kate Wah Day were the students selected.
A week before we had to cook for the judges we were given the task of finding or creating a ‘salad meal’ using one of three meats – beef, chicken or prawns. The judges each tasted and critiqued the dishes and made a final decision. The winner was Year 9 student, Christopher Davis who made ‘Lemon Myrtle Themed Prawns’. Second place was awarded to Khyra Edwards also of Year 9 with year 10 student Mandy Tsai third.
Congratulations were given to all and Chris left with a beautiful granite chopping board and the grand title of 2010 Cairns High Masterchef.
A big thankyou to Mrs Jo Gomizelj from The Marble and Granite Fitters Cairns for judging and donating all the wonderful prizes. As a finalist myself, I was very appreciative of being able to compete. The challenge itself was great fun!!