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Cairns High Masterchef 2011

On Thursday 20th October, two year nine and six year ten students took part in a Masterchef Competition.

The competition was open to all year nine and ten catering and home economics students; of the 32 entrants, 8 made it to the finals.

The finalists had to prepare and present a dish to a panel of judges in 70 minutes. The meal had to be an entree.

The finalists selected were Hannah Thomas, Fiona Butler, Katie Slater, Mitchell Jeanes, Jacob Butler, Sami Fofola, Jana Zak and Niamh McDonagh.

There was cutting, chopping, frying, grilling and steaming as the top 8 battled it out to be crowned Cairns High 2011 Masterchef. There were visits from Heads of Departments and the Principal, Mrs Toppin, to watch us while we cooked.

The judges tasted each dish and critiqued the dishes before coming to a final decision. There was a delicious array of entrees including a Thai beef salad, grilled lamb cutlets, skewers, and seafood bouillabaisse.

The winner was Niamh McDonagh,  of year nine with her fantastic Seafood creation.

Second place was awarded to Jacob Butler  and third place to Jana Zak.

The prize winners were awarded beautiful gifts donated by Mrs Jo Gomizelj from the Marble and Granite Fitters Cairns which included a pasta maker, mortar and pestle and a granite chopping board.

All in all every contestant had had a fantastic experience and a lot of fun!

By Hannah Thomas and Fiona Butler
Year 10
Cairns State High School

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