Georgie on Track to be Junior MasterChef
Tuesday, 06 November 2012
Congratulations to Georgie Crowther, a Year 7 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, who has made it through to the quarter final of the 2012 Junior MasterChef on CBBC.
Georgie joined young chefs from across the country battling it out on national television to impress judges John Torode and Donal Skehan by cooking up delicious meals from scratch. Having won her heat, Georgie is now through to the quarter final, putting her in the top four young cooks in the country!
Georgie applied for the show after seeing it advertised on the internet and sending off an application form. Over 5000 children applied for the show and Georgie made it through a telephone interview and then a filmed interview where she had to take a dish along. She made and took a type of onion tart – a 'Pissaladiere' which impressed the judges and secured her a place on the show.
Georgie, who is now 11 years of age, has been cooking since she was just 5 years old. She has always loved cooking and regularly makes meals for her family. Whilst in Year 6 at Bolton School, she particularly enjoyed cookery club where the girls use the food technology facilities in the Senior School.
Commenting on the filming of the programme, she said: "It was really exciting filming in London and gave me the opportunity to try out new and more ambitious recipes and to really test my cooking skills. On the day, we were given a mystery task, which was to cook a spinach and ricotta ravioli. I also had to practice a two course meal. I got the recipes out of a book from home and made, for the starter, chicken rolls with lemon and rosemary wrapped in pancetta. For the main meal I made pan fried sea bream on a bed of ratatouille with a tomato coulis with thyme.” She added: “It was really hard cooking under pressure. You are very conscious of the time and they remind you too, telling you when you reach the halfway point. I ended up rushing a bit and actually finished ahead of time!”
Georgie’s quarter final can be seen on Friday 9 November at 4.30pm on both CBBC and BBC1. We wish her the best of luck!