With the most challenging brief yet, the final round of Island School ESF Chef took place on 3 April 2019.
Six teams of finalist prepared a plant-based main dish and dessert in 1 hour and 45 minutes. As the clock was ticking, students applied different techniques they have learned and presented their dishes to the judges. The judging panel included Principal, Mr Stephen Loggie, last year senior winner, Jennifer Frawley and Viva Sheth (IB Food Science student), the Chef and Manager from POP Vegan restaurant and alumni Alvin Kwong from Magic Season Organics . Winners received a coupon from POP Vegan as well as gift bags from PTA.
1st – Valerie Man and Charlotte Man (9N) Dishes: Vegan Burgers and Fries with Lemon Meringue Pie
2nd – Elizabeth Ming and Jenny Lau (9N) Dishes: Vegan Tacos and Cannoli
3rd – Chelsea Air and Natalie Shui (9F) Dishes: Green Soup, Tomato Pasta and Coconut Parfait
1st – Charlotte Wong (12W) Dishes: Noodles with Fried Tofu and Tomato Salsa, with Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake
2nd – Wai Lam Yau (12N) Dishes: Eggplant Thai Green Curry and Coconut Cheesecake
3rd – Victoria Van de Pol (12N) Dishes: Butternut Squash Pasta and Banana Cake
Unfortunately, Valerie and Charlotte will be away from the interschool ESF Chef final on 17th May, so Elizabeth and Jenny will step in to represent the School.
Chris Lord, Head of Food Technology and Hospitality thanked the judges for taking their time in sampling the food and sharing professional advice.
Click here to see photos from the competition.