On June 13th and 14th the staff took part in a staff cook off to find out who was the champion chef of The Quest Academy. There was a great response from staff members and students who wanted to help create a range of dishes. All teams were given the same ingredients (chicken, pepper, onion, courgette and a carrot) and could use extra ingredients from the stock cupboard to create a dish in a Ready Steady Cook style in 60 minutes.

Everyone got really involved and the competition was fierce. Each round had three tasting judges and they were marked on appearance and taste. There were some great dishes from stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon, a chicken curry and a chicken and mushroom pie taken 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Well done to all the teams that entered and a special well done to Team Patel for winning the Staff Top Chef Crown!

Everyone had great fun and we are looking forward to seeing if Team Patel can retain their title next year!

Emma Wicks