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Finale of Leighton Parks Master Chef

May 02

The three finalists of Leighton Park School’s Master Chef 2018 face the last round!

Each contestant was expected to create a two-course meal and could choose either a starter with the main course or a main course with dessert.

“I am looking for some nice, clean dishes that show originality and a good understanding of flavors” our very own Alessandro Albanese.

The selection of meals all sounded delicious with:

  • Year 7 student, Arturo, creating Kaisermarren and an accompanying fruit juice drink;
  • Year 9 student Nicola cooking duck breast with cauliflower two ways and a rhubarb sauce, with a pear and frangipane pudding
  • Head of English, Tom, cooking tea-smoked mackerel, with mackerel ceviche, a duck Penang and Thai papaya salad.

After an hour of chopping, stirring, bubbling, roasting, mixing and, surprisingly little panicking, the meals were presented.  After a hard few hours tasting and deliberating the judge’s, Head, Nigel Williams, former Catering Manager, Fabrice Bartlett, current Catering Manager, Alessandro Albanese, and Head Chef, Nilanka Roshan. Agreed that the winner of the Leighton park master chef 2018 is Nicola who was thrilled to win.

 “It feels really good, I was so worried when I couldn’t get the blender to work. I love to cook for family, particularly desserts.” Nicola

“Thank you to Thomas Franks, for providing the ingredients for this brilliant competition, allowing students and staff to embrace their creative cooks within them.” Leighton Park school