Create and Cook Competition

Yesterday, students Robin Cummings and Abby Cladingboel took part in the Oxfordshire finals of the Create and Cook Competition at the Oxford Brookes University Cookery School.

The dishes they created were:

Robin’s rejuvenating Asparagus and Alice’s Goats Cheese Tart with a twist of Lemon, served with a Rhubarb and Chilli Chutney.
Abby’s blissful Beetroot Ravioli stuffed with Oxon Lamb and Mint, accompanied by a refreshing White Wine and Pesto Jus.

They had just 90 minutes to cook their dishes along with three other Oxfordshire schools’ students.  It was tense as they had three judges, one who was a professional chef, watching them and asking questions.  Unfortunately, they were just pipped to the post by two girls from St Helen & St Katharine, Abingdon, however it was very close.

Both were great representatives for the school; their behaviour was impeccable.  They walked away with a goody bag including local produce and a cook book.  The pair also won some money for the department to go on something of their choosing.

Beverley Hodgson, Student Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition, congratulated the students saying “I am very proud of the two young chefs.”


Non uniform day on Friday 14 December for all students who have ensured they have received the minimal number of C’s for the last two to three weeks. Year 11 mocks exams results assembly 8 January View timetable here.