CANBERRA HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS CULINARY COMPETITION
Press Release: St Edmunds College Win Gold at this years ISSCC and take third place overall
18 students from all over the Asian and Pacific region competed in the International Secondary Schools Culinary Competition here in Canberra last week at the Canberra Institute of Technology
Yet again the Pacific Rims moves forward. The Australian Culinary Federation ACT Chapter hosted this years International Secondary Schools Culinary Competition (ISSCC). We had teams from Japan, Taiwan, New Caledonia, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia competing to be crowned number one Secondary School in the region for culinary skills.
Throughout the week teams visited some of Canberra’s most famous tourist destinations, the National Zoo and Aquarium, the War Memorial and Floriade to name a few, in addition to this the ACF ACT along with CIT, MLA and Mastercut Meats hosted a double industry Masterclass in Butchery and Sugar Art. Students had the opportunity to see Gary from Mastercut Meats breakdown a carcass of Australian Spring Lamb into various cuts, following this Dammika Hatharasighe Multi Award Pastry Chef demonstrated the Art of Sugar creating a Sugar Masterpiece.
At 11am on Friday 28th September the teams competed in this prestigious culinary competition. Teams had an hour to prepare and cook 1 main course dish for 4 people, Chairman of Judges Chef Paul Krantzcke commented on the high standard of competition with the judges taking well over an hour to decide on a winner.
The winners were announced that evening at a Gala Dinner held at Royal Canberra Golf Club.
1st place - Taipei Kaiping School, Taiwan
2nd place - Japan
3rd place - St Edmunds College ACT, Isaac Brown and Brad Bool
Next year the competition will be held in Japan, Australian Culinary Federation ACT will hold the heat next May and the winning team will book themselves a ticket to Mie Prefectural Ohka Senior High School in Japan
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