THE DRAGONFRUITS WIN THE NIGHT – AT HIRSCH’S COOK-OFF.
Hirsch’s Silverlakes recently invited grade 11 culinary students from Abbotts College, Silverlakes, to a late night cook-off to compete against each other. Teams included The Dragon fruits, The Green Apples, The Cinnabon Buns, and The Blueberries. Each team had to make a 2-course meal consisting of a beef fillet, carrot puree and sauteed potato for main, and glazed donuts for dessert – all to be prepared within 2 hours.
Commented PRO for Hirsch’s Tsz Yan Lau “The cook-off began with each team full of energy and optimism to claim the prize. We had such a wonderful vibe in the store with the students working so well with each other. The prizes that were sponsored were absolutely phenomenal, we had Elba stoves to cook on and they also sponsored platters for the parents. Install It All sponsored gas cylinders, Elba, Whirlpool, Defy, Smeg and Big Green Egg came up with some amazing prizes and giveaways. The students were judged on how they performed during the cook-off and also the presentation and taste of the food. They were also judged on how well they kept their station clean during the event as well as how fast they cleaned the appliances afterward.”
Whilst the judges were teasing their taste buds, they were spoilt with a “dinner and a show” where the students had to do a little dance to the theme of their team name.
Lucky draw prizes were given out to the parents whilst the judges were adding up their marks. Prizes were also given to the teacher as well as the chef that participated in the judging table.
At the end of the evening, The Dragon fruits were announced as the winners for their tender delicious beef fillet and creative donuts.
The parents and children happily left the venue with everyone leaving with a well-stocked goodie bag – thanks to the sponsors.