The St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Andrew’s is the new Dutch Lady Milk Culinary Competition winners. The two-member SJC team grabbed the win from two-time champions Hillsborough Secondary School at the finals held at the Grenville Home Economic Centre on Friday January 26, 2018. The St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) placed third. A first time participant and finalist, the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) placed fifth.
The competition involved preparing and presenting three courses – appetizer, entrée and dessert within a timed period under the watchful eyes of two judges. Participants had to use Dutch Lady Milk in their recipes. Additional excitement was added to the competition with each participating school having to use ingredients from a Mystery Basket.
The winning school gets to participate in a regional culinary competition to be held in Barbados in July 2018. They will test their skills against teams from 14 other countries from around the Caribbean.
The competition was organized by Hubbards Agency Department, the local agents for Dutch Lady Milk and is the sixth such competition to be held among schools by the Agency.
Manager of the Agency, Margaret Roberts in congratulating all the participants said she was impressed with the quality of the dishes prepared, noting that they were attractive, tasty and creative and that the participants all staying within the time given. Meanwhile, the winning teacher, Sharon Gordon expressed delight that her students executed what they were taught.
Officers of the National Training Agency including Training Support Coordinator, Garvin Glasgow; Accountant, Sonia Japal-Aban; and Marketing and Communications Officer, Kay Julien-Gutu spent the day observing the competition as the NTA prepares to spearhead its own National Skills Competition. The NTA’s presence was also intended to strengthen private partnership with Jonas Browne and Hubbards as a training and enterprise-based stakeholder in workforce development.