Bacofoil Student Cook of the Year competition

Student chopping vegetables

Are you a budding student chef? Do you roll your eyes as your housemates reach for another can of beans or a pizza takeaway menu? If so, perhaps you could be crowned the inaugural Bacofoil Student Cook of the Year!

Entry to the competition is now open until 31 December 2014, and foodie students can enter the competition by posting a picture on Twitter or Facebook of a dish they’ve created, along with its name and the hashtag #BacofoilStudentCook. Entries will be judged on their presentation skills and the creativity of the dish’s name.

Once the finalists have been selected, they will be invited to the final cook off – a high-pressure culinary contest in which they will need to prepare their dish for the panel of judges.

This year’s judges are celebrity chef and author Sam Stern, Masterchef winner Steven Wallis, Bacofoil Marketing Manager Melissa Dickinson and Lulu Grimes, Deputy Editor at Olive magazine. According to Sam: ‘Students can be amazing in the kitchen and should definitely not be underestimated. The time has passed when baked beans ruled the student kitchen’.

The winning cook, who will be chosen at Cactus Kitchens in London, will receive £1,000 worth of groceries.

Bacofoil Student Cook of the Year logo

Melissa Dickinson, Marketing Manager at Bacofoil, explains why they’ve launched the competition:

‘We’ve been producing foil in the UK for over 50 years and university life has changed a lot over that time. However, something that doesn’t change is that university is often the first place young people start to buy and cook their own food properly. We know that younger cooks tend to experiment more with equipment and techniques so we thought that, as a large producer of baking, roasting and food storage products, launching a competition like this just made sense.’

Entrants can be of any age, but must be currently studying at a UK university and have no professional cooking experience.

Visit the Bacofoil Student Cook Facebook page to find out more and enter, or tweet your dish picture with the hashtag #BacofoilStudentCook.

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