Pupils from Year 9 at Lancaster Royal Grammar School took part in a Masterchef final competition on Tuesday 10 July in front of an audience of parents and a hungry judging panel.
The boys produced outstanding dishes ‘fit for their hero’s’, making the judges decisions very difficult.
The winner of the main course category was Raees Mister with his Kharhai chicken and spicy lamb cutlets served with poppadoms, salads and dips. Raees dedicated his dish to his hero Lionel Messi.
The highly commended award was presented to Kieran Donaghy for his freshly caught Trout Almondine served with Pilling New Potatoes, Formby asparagus with toasted almond and bread crumb crust for his hero fisherman Al Froth.
The dessert course winner was awarded to Ethan Burkhart who made a steamed orange and cranberry pudding served with orange crème fraiche and a compote of caramelised orange and cranberry. Ethan’s hero dish was dedicated to Gordon Ramsey.
Ben Richards was highly commended for his ‘three way Wimbledon shortbread with strawberry coulis and whipped cream’ fit for his hero Andy Murray.
Head of Food Technology Cath Mossop said: “The standard of cooking and presentation has been extremely good, it seems to get better each year. The process behind creating a dish suitable for their hero gave the judging panel lots to talk about and made the dish come to life.”
Our thanks to all the judges: Jon Gill and Emily Burr from Booths, Howard Roberts (Chair of Governors), Janine Weston (Friends of LRGS), Richard Furlong-Brown (teacher-governor) and Headmaster Dr Pyle.