Amazing Junior Master Chefs!

Amazing Junior Master Chefs!

Congratulations St Ambrose – Team B

Jesse W, Jordan B, Claudia C & Lowenna E – The Finals Await!


Forty-eight students in Grade 4 representing the six Catholic Primary Schools in the Macedon Ranges and Mt Alexander Shire are currently participating in Sacred Heart College’s Junior Chef Competition. The first two rounds of the competition were held in the College’s Frayne Hospitality Centre on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 May. Two teams were be selected from each of the days’ competitions to move through to the final for a cook-off to determine which school’s team will be crowned SHC Junior Chef winners for 2018.

The Junior Chef competition aims to provide Grade 4 students with an opportunity to experience the secondary environment through a fun and engaging event, while building on their culinary and teamwork skills. This competition also provides an opportunity for the senior hospitality students at Sacred Heart College to act as mentors to these primary students with each team being allocated a hospitality student to assist with tasks the juniors may find challenging. Sacred Heart College Principal Mr Craig Holmes said, “The first two rounds of the Junior Chef competition have proven to be a fantastic opportunity for all the students involved from both the primary and secondary levels. It was great to see the level of guidance and assistance provided by the College’s Hospitality students, as well as the rapport they built with their primary teams in such a short time.”

Students were asked to prepare a stack of three pancakes with a mixed berry sauce for the first two rounds and will be making a fresh pasta dish in the Grand Final.

Two well-respected local food identities (Tim Foster – Source Dining and Damian Sandercock – Piper Street Food Co.) will join the judging team and assist in the selection of the final winners of the completion. Members of the winning team will each receive a prize and the winning school will receive fruit trees and a selection of garden supplies for their school garden to the value of $250.

The Grand final of the Junior Chef Competition will be held on Wednesday 30 May in the College’s Arthurson Atrium, from 4.30-6.30pm. All are welcome to attend what is bound to be an exciting afternoon of cooking. SHC Junior Chef has been generously supported by Watts Fresh – green grocer, Kyneton and Mort & Pestle – the kitchen shop, Woodend.

The teams who have made their way to the Grand Final competition are:

Day One Heats

St Mary’s Lancefield TEAM B  &  St Ambrose Woodend TEAM B

Day Two Heats

Our Lady of the Rosary TEAM A & Holy Cross Gisborne TEAM B