Posted on 13 August 2010
Most people would have heard of the Masterchef phenomenon – well not to be outdone, the College’s Red Cross Cadets have put their own flavour to this event.
On Friday, they faced the Masterchef Mystery Box. Participants had 30 minutes to produce a 2 course meal. The product of these events was then judged by a panel of guests to determine who was indeed the Masterchef.
But at that is where the similarities ended. No fancy kitchen for this lot. It was more like a tribal version of the show, with camp kitchens being the go.
Deputy Principal Bob Cameron, Home Economics teacher, Jenny Moorcroft and College Chaplain David Bernabe all put their taste buds on the line to determine whose plate reigned supreme.
”Some of them look a lot nicer than they taste”, was Mr Cameron’s often repeated analysis. For others, they were good enough for him to go back for seconds and thirds!
Presentation, taste and creativity were all part of the judging process. As for creativity, there was ”Steak stuffed with Banana” and ”A Fruit Thingy” which seemed to get the thumbs up. Those who prepared a simple steak, garnished with grass did not fare so well.
A great fun event that showed that some Cadets have inherited the cooking gene but that others might struggle making toast. All good fun!
Posted on 24 September 2009
Future Journalists from the College report on a recent classroom event.
”On the 26th of August, 2009, the Year 6 class of Cornerstone Christian College were delighted to get the chance of learning the different tastes from countries around the world. The students and teacher decided to have a cooking day, which involved food from various different countries because they have been learning about Multiculturalism.” Rhiannon, Year 6.
”First, my group went to help Mrs Dijkstra bake Rusks from South Africa. Then we went to the canteen to make Trifle from England. We then made Pizza scrolls from Italy and cooked Fried rice from Asia. While we were all doing that, Biniyam prepared a special dish from Ethiopia called ShiroWot which we ate with Lebanese Bread from Lebanon.” Johaline, Year 6.
”In the morning the students came together for a brief overview and after that they split into small groups. Each group was lead by an adult. Each group went and did a bit of a recipe. After a little while the groups would rotate and do the next part of a recipe. By lunch time all of the recipes were finished. The students got to eat everything they had cooked for lunch. Everyone expected not to like the Shiro Wot but in the end everyone ended up liking it. Some even went back for seconds. Everyone got to make their own trifle so they all liked it.” Jack, Year 6.
”Cooking was the perfect way to celebrate our multicultural country.” Jacob, Year 6
According to class teacher, Mrs Tina King, the students had a terrific time.
”Many of the students have said that it has highlighted how much Australia is a multi-cultural nation and they benefited from the experience. Their reports were well written and I am proud of their achievements.”
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Posted on 31 August 2009
Mrs Cross’s Home Economics Class has the term to plan and present all the elements required for a successful themed birthday party. This week it was a chance for their cakes to shine and a delightful array of colourful cakes were on display within the classroom.
From bugs and butterflies, to teddy’s and tanks the students showed off their creative culinary skills. No two creations were alike, with each student taking initiative and making something truly unique.
Mrs Cross was delighted with the masterful attempts and will display the final products in picture form within each student’s portfolio.
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