PUPILS at a school cooked up a culinary treat when they took part in the finals of its own Masterchef-style competition, writes Goolistan Cooper.

Four pupils from Canons High School had made it through to the final round on Tuesday (July 8), which was won by Shania.


 

She produced seared scallops cooked with parsley butter and followed it up with chicken cooked with olive tapenade and parmesan to beat fellow finalists Ridwan, Anushka and Gaja and claim the top prize – a cookbook plus work experience and a meal at Pillars training restaurant at the University of West London's School of Hospitality and Schooling.

Around 30 pupils from the school in Shaldon Road, Edgware, took part in the event, which started in six weeks ago. The four finalists survived five weekly rounds before this week's final.

After three judges, which included chef David McGeown from Friends restaurant in High Street, Pinner, had sampled the dishes each chef took their creation home to enjoy with their family.

The annual event was organised by science teacher and former chef Darren Silver.

He said: “This is the second year we've done this and the quality has been exceptionally high.

"The kids were really enthused and excited each week to be having a challenge.

"They were really into it.”