Offaly students invited to take on schools cookery competition

For Offaly students passionate about pizza or smitten by stir fries, safefood and St Angela’s College, Sligo have launched a call for entries to a great schools cookery competition to get their taste buds tingling.

For Offaly students passionate about pizza or smitten by stir fries, safefood and St Angela’s College, Sligo have launched a call for entries to a great schools cookery competition to get their taste buds tingling.

‘Takeaway My Way’ is a fun competition which challenges post primary students to take on their takeaway by cooking a healthier version of their favourite takeaway dish.

Launching the competition, Fiona Gilligan, Director, Marketing & Communications safefood said, “Learning to cook and eat healthily are skills that can last students a lifetime and we would encourage all students, whether studying home economics or not, to grab an apron, pick their favourite takeaway dish, show us their passion for food and enter the competition.”

Now in its third year, the competition is open to all post-primary school students on the island of Ireland including students in Youthreach centres. Entering the competition couldn’t be easier – students can submit their recipe online at www.safefood.eu/takeawaymyway or complete and return by post the entry form sent to their school.

The closing date for entries is February 22 and 32 finalists representing Junior and Senior categories will have the chance to cook their dish at the all island finals in May for a panel of judges including Neven Maguire. Competition prizes include iPads, vouchers for cooking equipment and an exciting class trip to Neven Maguire’s cookery school.

Amanda McCloat, Head of Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College Sligo said, “Home Economics students develop the practical food skills to create healthier alternative take away dishes for themselves, family and friends, and this competition enables more young people to showcase their passion for healthy cooking in a fun way”

For more details of the competition including the online e-recipe book which features the 32 finalists’ tasty recipes from last year, visit www.safefood.eu/takeawaymyway