Schoolchildren across Denbighshire battled it out to the grand finals of the Great Denbighshire Menu competition recently to produce two standout winners.
The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Fine Dining a la David’, in honour of the 10 year anniversary of The World of David Walliams.
Throughout the Spring and Summer terms 2018, pupils donned their aprons, explored and developed purposeful and practical skills and proved their cooking prowess, creativity and skill, in a bid to reach the ‘The Big Banquet’ grand final.
On 2nd and 3rd July, Denbigh High School hosted the final event where young chefs from across the county were set a final, unseen, technical egg challenge.
The winning school in the 7-11 age category was Ysgol Bro Famau with its ‘Showsy-Wosey’ Starter and ‘David’s Bottom-up Dessert’. Denbigh High School won the 11-14 age competition with a ‘MouthWatering’ Main and ‘David’s ChokkyWokky Ravishing Roulade’.
“The standard of the cooking was phenomenal,” said guest judge Steve West, managing director of The Pudding Compartment. “All of the finalists should be proud of themselves. It gives me inspiration to see the youngsters produce such spectacular results.”
The competition was devised by Denbighshire Education and Children’s Services and plans are already in place for 2019, which will be the fifth year of the event.