(ZIZ News) — On Friday the Charles E. Mills Secondary School was named the winner of the Annual High School Chef Competition.
The event was hosted by the Department of Youth Empowerment as one of the Youth Month activities.
Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards congratulated the winning school, stating, “I take the opportunity to congratulate the sandy point high—Charles E. Mills Secondary School for emerging as the winner. You are all winners and at the end of it you all would have benefitted from participating in this activity because you are able to develop your own culinary skills and also display your culinary skills and put your creative abilities to use.”
He also encouraged the participants to continue to enhance their culinary skills.
“No one wants to lose of course but there are more important things about competition; far more important things. At the end of the day when you leave here no one can take from you the experience that you would have had. No one can take from you what you would have learned as a result of being here. I want to encourage you to continue to develop your culinary skills,” he said.
The Cayon High School placed second and the Verchilds High School placed third.
Also competing were the Washington Archibald High School, the Saddlers Secondary School and the Basseterre High School.
The competing teams were made up of the first and second place winners of smaller cook-off competitions held within the various high schools.