Student Cook of the Year Competition

Written by Alistair Berry.

Do you love cooking? Fancy yourself as the best chef on campus? Then you could be in with a chance to win £1000 worth of groceries in the first ever Student Cook of the Year competition!

Stirfry can be really healthy for you. Photo: Kelly Pyart

Photo: Kelly Pyart

If you are always cooking for your flat-mates and hosting dinner parties in your dorm, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to gain some recognition for your cooking.

All you need to do to enter, is post a picture of one of your culinary creations and its name to the Bacofoil Facebook  or Twitter with the hashtag #BacofoilStudentCook any time before the 31st December.

So if you have got a great meal planned for your flat or you are going to be making your family food over the Christmas break, make sure to give your meal a name and snap a quick picture.

Once entries close, the submissions will be judged on their presentation and the creativity of the  name.

Finalists will be selected to compete in a cook off at Cactus Kitchens in London on the 23rd January.

The final cook-off will be judged by a panel of experts including celebrity chef and author Sam Stern, Masterchef winner Steven Wallis, Bacofoil Marketing Manager Melissa Dickinson and Lulu Grimes, Deputy Editor at Olive Magazine.

Lulu said: “Students have always been given a hard time about their cooking skills, but the truth is many are hosting dinner parties in their university halls and know their way around a deli better than many from older generations.

“This competition gives students a chance to break the stereotype, cook some good food and possibly win a great prize at the same time.”

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