On April 4, members of the St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School 2013 Junior Iron Chef finalist team worked with Loyalist Culinary Management students to prepare the menu they used in this year’s competition. The high school students acted as co-station chefs with Loyalist second-year students.
The dinner was served in Club 213, the College dining room, and proceeds were given to St. Theresa to use in their culinary program.
This year, Amy Arthur was the coach of the St. Theresa team. Amy is a graduate of the Loyalist Culinary Management program and was part of the organizational team for the Junior Iron Chef Competition while a Loyalist student.
“I feel like I have come full circle with the Junior Iron Chef Competition – first as a competitor from my high school in Cobourg, then a planner, and now a coach,” said Amy. “It was great to work with this team of high school students, drawing on their ideas, helping develop them and then seeing their pride with the finished results. This has been a great experience.”
Tim Buckley, a St. Theresa Secondary School teacher, expressed why he felt the competition was good for his students. “This is an exercise in learning to work well together as a team, handle pressure and continue to have fun while doing so. Our students have gained confidence by working in the College kitchen with the Culinary Management students and faculty. We have a great relationship with Loyalist – and it just gets better very year.”