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Year 9 Masterchef is Crowned

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Year 9 Masterchef of 2012 has been crowned, and the winner is Kate Moss who won the judges over with her chocolate bread and butter pudding.

The final cook off between finalists Kate, and fellow pupil Iman Orths was a close fought battle with amazing food being produced by both girls, as each one cooked her 'signature dish'. Iman made a red thai curry, while Kate opted for the bread and butter pudding.

The Year 9 Masterchef was an eight week competition for girls who wished to stretch their food Technology skills further. Each week the brief encouraged the girls to become more independent and creative, and they were scored on their planning, presentation, organisation, presentation, creativity and of course taste. The audition heats started back in February where the girls had to cook stuffed peppers, then cupcakes. In the quarter final the remaining eight contestants had to create a vegetarian main dish, and four girls got through to the semi final where they had to produce wedding desserts.

Down to just two girls the pressure was on even further in the final as the girls had to cook their dishes in front of a live audience of pupils and staff. It was a tough decision for the judging panel of teachers Miss Chloe Mower, Miss Jane Fazackerley and Mrs Lynne Kyle.

Miss Mower summed up the thoughts of the judges by saying: "This has been such a tough decision and in a perfect world there would be two winners. Iman has produced a flavour sensation and has captured everything that is Thai. Meanwhile, Kate has wowed the judges and in her dish has produced everything that is British. In the end, the judges' decision was unanimous, this year's winner is Kate!"

A delighted Kate said: "I think the secret of my dish was that there were lots of textures.  Choosing a signature dish was not difficult as desserts are my strong point."

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The winners trophy is presented to Katie by the judges

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Katie puts the final touches to her winning bread and butter pudding

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Iman came in second place with her thai red curry