18:11 Thursday 14 February 2013

Tasty food technology challenge from top chef

Written byBY HELEN KREFT

A TOP chef and lecturer has been challenging pupils from a Burton school into creating culinary delights.

Sixty-three Year Nine pupils from The de Ferrers Academy took part in a cooking challenge on Wednesday.

The school is part of the ‘University of Derby Progression Scheme’ which provides opportunities and advantages for those in further and higher education.

As part of the partnership, the school receives priority invitations to open days, taster sessions and master classes.

The food challenge was an insight into the high standards and expectations from the hospitality and catering industry in the world of food technology.

Pupils were split into teams of four and were asked to create a croquet en bouche - a high cone cake made from profiteroles. The final dishes were judged by Culinary Arts top chef and lecturer at Derby University, Rob Stordy, who also set the initial challenge.

He commended them on their excellent approach to this difficult culinary dessert.

The dessert received a seal of approval from the Principal, Steve Allen.

The winning team was Rachel Cooke, Dan Styne and Megan Wildman.

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