City students cook up medals
Teens cook up a storm at culinary fare.LOUISE BERWICK
A group of Invercargill teens cooked up a storm at the New Zealand Culinary Fare.
Five Southland Boys' High School students brought home 10 medals from the event last weekend, a feat that teacher Scott Richardson said reflected their hard work.
It was hours of preparing, cooking and eating that ensured the students represented their school, and the South Island, to such a high standard, Mr Richardson said.
The school was the only one south of Palmerston North to take part in the competition.
The students put their skills to the test in four categories - table setting, high tea class service, a cooking challenge and a cafe breakfast-style challenge.
They withstood the heat in the kitchen, gaining six silver and four bronze medals.
The students had spent up to six hours after school on Thursdays working on their dishes for the competition, perfecting their table setting and taste testing their creations, Mr Richardson said.
Student Sam Deuchrass, 17, who has competed in the competition for three consecutive years, said the event gave them all valuable experience.
"You learn a lot, it's good to test yourself against the best in the country."
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