A KILCORMAC student scooped a runner up prize in this year’s ‘Take Me Away’ schools cookery competition organised by St Angela’s College, Sligo.
Jordan Harrison, Colaiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac, secured the prize with a recipe for healthy lamb donor kebab with paprika sauce and salad was selected from almost 900 entries in the competition which challenged post primary students to take on their takeaway by cooking at home a healthier, cheaper version of their favourite takeaway dish.
The competition, now in its second year, and is sponsored by Safefood, the body responsible for promoting nutrition and food safety. It is designed to get children thinking about cooking and healthy eating and to give them a creative, fun and practical way put it all into practice. The year, the competition also challenged students on their ability to save money on the cost of the dish.
Congratulating this year’s entrants, Amanda McCloat, Head of Home Economics at St. Angela’s college, said the competition showcased the emerging cooking talents of students across the island and their ability to create delicious take away dishes for themselves, their family and friends. “With almost 900 recipes this year, it shows that students have the appetite to create healthier alternatives to take away foods that are tastier, cheaper and can be made without leaving home.”
Fiona Gilligan, director, Marketing and Communications Director with Safefood, said they were delighted to sponsor the competition again this year and learning to cook and eat healthily were lifelong skills that can benefit students in many ways. “We encourage, not only home economic students but all students to try their hand at this competition and are delighted to see entries coming in from all disciplines.”