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Jack Hunt’s Healthy Budget Recipe Competition 2022

Student submit recipes to create a recipe book for Year 13 leavers

The aim of this recipe competition was to create a healthy recipe within a budget of £5. The entries included a range of cuisines from around the world, consisting of 27 different countries.

Head Chef and Catering Manager, Mrs Slocombe had a difficult task judging the 37 entries this year, she commented “All of the entries are amazing! Although, it was difficult to select 3 winners, the 3 winning recipes were clear and precise, with step-by-step guidance on how to produce them.”

Mohammed Furkaan’s Chinese Chicken Curry - was awarded first place winning £30 Love2Shop vouchers, Pasta Paradise by Jessica gained second place and was awarded a £20 Love2Shop voucher and Zainab’s Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles obtained third place winning a £15 Love2Shop voucher. All 53 participants received a Headteacher’s award and certification of participation.

As a leaving gift, the 37 recipes including a few Fairtrade and vegan ones have been collated into a heathy budget recipe book with mental health and general well-being tips for our Year 13s to take away with them. The hope is that this book with the many motivational messages will give our students valuable tips to consider in their life after school. Headteacher, Ms Kilbey’s comments to our Year 13’s have been noted in the recipe book, she says, “This gift of a cookbook with recipes from us to you, will help ensure you remain well-nourished if you move away from home for University, training or the world of work. Remember to always take care of yourself in other ways too. Seek help and talk to people if you are struggling in any way, and never doubt what an amazing young person you have grown into. We are very proud of you.”

An extension to last year’s recipe book, Ms Hussain has included some Fairtrade recipes for those ethically conscious students! Furthermore, she has adapted this project creating a recipe book & mental health wellbeing tips, wherein she outlines the PKAT Staff Promise and staff package for all PKAT Staff.

The Chef’s Table Lunch

The recipe book competition finished with Mrs Slocombe, recreating the 3 winning recipes, she served these at a Chef’s Table luncheon, where the 3 winning students plus one of their friends, Headteacher - Ms P Kilbey and the School’s International Education Coordinator, Ms Hussain were invited to try these lovely recipes. Ms P Kilbey commented on how delicious these recipes were and how she will be trying she recipes out herself!

 Ms S Hussain

International Education Coordinator