Carrick-on-Suir student Rachel Quigley of Scoil Mhuire, Greenhil has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in this year’s ‘Takeaway My Way’ schools cookery competition organised by St. Angela’s College, Sligo and sponsored by safefood.
Rachel’s recipe of breaded salmon goujons with baked sweet potato chips and homemade tartare sauce was shortlisted from over 1,000 entries this year, a record number for the competition which challenges post primary students on the island of Ireland to cook healthy, home-made, low-cost versions of their favourite takeaway dish.
The competition, now in its third year, is designed to help students think about healthy eating and provide them with the skills to create healthier alternative take away dishes in a creative, fun and practical way.
Rachel will get the opportunity to be crowned overall 2013 winner when all 32 finalists cook their dish at the all island finals in St. Angela’s College on May 8 and 9 for a panel of judges including award-winning chef Neven Maguire.
Competition prizes include iPads, vouchers for cooking equipment and an exciting class trip to Neven Maguire’s cookery school.
Fiona Gilligan, director, Marketing & Communications safefood, said: “The high quality of entries for this year’scompetition from right across the island of Ireland is very encouraging and all shortlisted students have demonstrated a real flair for creating delicious and healthy takeaway dishes.”
Amanda McCloat, head of Home Economics Department at St Angela’s College Sligo said: “We would like to wish all the students the best of luck at the all island finals where they will get the opportunity to showcase their culinary skills as they aim to impress our panel of judges.”
For more details of the competition including the online e-recipe book featuring photos and recipes of the 2012 finalists visit: www.safefood.eu/takeawaymyway.