Bacofoil Student Cook of the Year Competition

Student Cook of the Year 2014

August 14, 2014

Forget beans on toast and frozen pizzas, today’s student has a more sophisticated palate. In fact, a 2014 survey of over 2,000 UK students revealed they spend more on food than clothes, travel or social activities.

To celebrate our country’s culinary undergraduates Bacofoil has this year launched its first ever Student Cook of the Year competition and entry is now open.

Until the 31st December 2014, foodie students can enter the competition by posting a picture on Twitter or Facebook of a dish they have 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.

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

Melissa Dickinson, marketing manager at Bacofoil, said, “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

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