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Peterhead Academy shines in the kitchen

Peterhead Academy pupils have shown that they could stand the heat of the kitchen in the QMS sponsored School Cooks Competition.

Secondary School pupils in the Grampian area pitted their culinary skills against each other on Saturday in a school cook off.

Pupils from Peterhead took first prize in the competition held at Taste of Grampian in Inverurie , with second going to the Gordon School.

Celebrity chef Phil Vickery and Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, presented the prizes, both complimenting all the contestants on the creativity and skill shown in creating the meals on a tight budget.

QMS also supported a competition for youngsters from Primary Schools in the north east to showcase their abilities to produce a nutritionally balanced packed lunch for one child, containing a range of Grampian products, all on a tight budget.

The first and second prize was taken by a team from Foveran Primary School, with the team from Dunecht Primary a close third, Walker Road Primary lifted  the prize for best use of art and design.

Quality Meat Scotland is a long time sponsor of the youngsters’ cookery competition as part of its drive to promote the benefits of eating red meat as part of a balanced diet.

Director of Communications Louise Welsh said: “At a time of unprecedented interest in the link between what people eat and their overall health and well being we are delighted to support a competition which actively promotes positive messages to young people about the benefits of including red meat in a healthy, balanced diet.

“Giving kids the opportunity to work with food and develop an understanding of it is key to helping create a healthier future for everyone.”