Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bacofoil Student Cook of the Year 2014

Hello my lovelies!

Are you a Student at a UK university? Do you cook? Would you like the chance to win £1,000 of groceries? Keep reading!

Rather recently a lovely lady got in touch with me about a competition for students and being a student myself, naturally, I was intrigued to know more. Before I knew it, I'd been introduced to an absolutely fabulous project that's been launched by Bacofoil to find the Student Cook of the Year! Want to know more? Ah splendid! Because I'm about to tell all...

Bacofoil has launched its first ever competition to find the UK's finest student cook because, as I'm sure you may know, not all students live off a bland palette of beans on toast. There are far more lavish plates being concocted in student kitchens these days and Bacofoil want to know what you've been creating that tastes so great! 

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!” And I simply have to agree! 

If you'd like to enter the competition, you've got until the 31st December 2014 to get your entry in. All you have to do is post a picture of your meal on Facebook or Twitter along with the name of the dish and #BacofoilStudentCook (Yes, it really is that simple!) Your entry will be judged on the presentation skills and the creativity of your dish's name. So what are you waiting for? 

The exciting part is what happens next... The finalists will be invited along to a high-pressure culinary contest in front of some really wonderful judges. This year the 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. Sam said "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 will then be chosen at Cactus Kitchens in London and will receive a grand prize of £1,000 worth of groceries.

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Don't forget to share this competition with all your friends and, if you'd like to, comment below if you think you're going to enter! 

Best of luck to you all!