On Thursday, Verchild’s High School was named the winner of the 7th annual High School Chef competition.
Held at the Old Boys School, the event was hosted by the Department of Youth Empowerment as part of youth month activities.
The competitors were asked to create meals from a mystery basket that included items such as plantains, cornish hens, coconut, herbs, thyme and seasoning peppers.
The students were then asked to create a main course, dessert and a signature drink.
Minister of Youth, Hon. Shawn Richards said the chef competition will help the students improve their cooking skills.
Minister Richards then congratulated all the students.
The students of Verchild’s High came out on top and received a complimentary weekend stay with breakfast included at the Ocean Terrace Inn, an 8 piece non-stick cookware set, a 6 piece stainless steel knife block set and a 2 complimentary Dolphin Discovery Excursions. The school also received a small 4 burner stove.
The Home Economics teachers at the Verchild’s High School also won 2 complimentary Cooler Fete tickets.
Saddlers Secondary School captured the first runner up position and received two Sky Safari Zipline Tour gift vouchers and brand new blenders.
The Washington Archibald High School took the second runner up spot and received two Sky Safari Zipline Tour vouchers, four complimentary Delisle Walwyn Kantours gift vouchers and a 3 in one multi-function food processor and the St. Kitts Scenic Railway tour gift vouchers.
The competing teams were made up of the first and second place winners of smaller cook-off competitions held within the various high schools.
Other schools who participated were the Basseterre High School and the Charles E. Mills Secondary School.