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Sizzling success cooked up Students of Sancta Maria College from left, Zoe Kerr, Kate Lemon, Samantha McNamee and Sarah Wallen with assistant principal Ian Vickers, right, and teacher Debbie McCreath have a sweet taste of success as national winners of the MAGGI Intermediate Schools Kitchen Showdown. Photo supplied By Farida Master AS THE competition got hot, it was their secret recipe of beef and black bean stir fry with noo- dles that helped them `wok’ their magic. The talented young chefs of Sancta Maria College proved they could take the heat in the kitchen by creating some tan- talising recipes that won them a secure spot as the finalists in the Upper North Island region- als of the MAGGI Intermediate Schools Kitchen Showdown, an intermediate schools cooking competition. A week later, the enthusiastic local foodies were ready to jump from the frying pan to the test by fire at the prestigious national competition. They proved to be winners on all counts, be it in terms of fla- vours, nutritional value and the presentation of the dish. Four Sancta Maria College budding chefs, Zoe Kerr, Kate Lemon, Samantha McNamee and Sarah Wallen, who called themselves the `SMC Sizzling Chicks’, know what success tastes like after taking home the national title of the MAGGI Kitchen Showdown and winning $5000 for their school. The ‘SMC Sizzling Chicks’ as the Upper North Island finalists, competed against Palmerston North Intermediate’s ‘The Spice Chicks’ who were the lower North Island finalists and South Island finalists Barton Rural School’s ‘Country Cooks’. Supported by their teacher Debbie McCreath, the Sancta Maria team mates first impressed the judges with their imaginative approach to a yummy nutty stir fry chicken meal at the Upper North Regionals. They then upped their game for the finals which required stu- dents of year seven and eight to use at least one MAGGI product while cooking a meal for under $20 for a family of four. Hockey star and Black Sticks player Rose Keddell, along with TVNZ’s The 4.30 Show host Mike Lee and Nestle culinary innova- tions manager Richard Brogan had a tough job trying to decide on a winner. “All three teams did an incred- ible job and made judging very difficult for us!” Mr Lee says. “They all really enjoyed them- selves on the set and kept rela- tively cool under pressure with the cameras and lights every- where – something I know is very hard to do having been on MasterChef myself. “We saw a huge improvement from each team from the regional finals to the national finals, par- ticularly their confidence in the kitchen, which is always won- derful to see. It’s really what this cooking competition is all about,” he says. In the lead-up to the national final, the three teams also had a ‘cook off’ at the Christchurch Ronald McDonald House, where they were able to put their cook- ing skills to the test. They created a healthy, delicious home-cooked meal, offering some cooking res- pite for the families after a long day at the hospital. In its fifth year, the MAGGI Kitchen Showdown is a cook- ing competition for intermediate schools that gets Kiwi kids into the kitchen to create fun, simple, and healthy meals, for the whole family to enjoy. The competition that encour- ages students to learn more about cooking and nutrition is exciting a generation of culinary stars who talk confidently to the camera while whipping up fancy fare in front of a live audience, which also tastes good.
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