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University Leads Cooking Contest

A Students Cooking Competition organised by the Fiji National University and the International Food Festival was launched yesterday. The launch, which took place at the university’s Namaka Campus, showcased a simple
11 Jul 2015 13:52
University Leads Cooking Contest
Chef Sainivalati Tavaga (fourth from left), and Chef Darren Braddock with the Fiji National University students. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

A Students Cooking Competition organised by the Fiji National University and the International Food Festival was launched yesterday.

The launch, which took place at the university’s Namaka Campus, showcased a simple salad and cake decoration.

This is a unique cooking competition because participating students will be required to use at least 70 to 80 per cent of produce from their school backyard in their cooking.

This is in line with theme of the Food Festival, ‘Home garden and backyard farming – Food for all’, which will be held from October 10 to 17 at the Nadi Campus.

The objective of this cooking competition is to display the message of appreciating and eating home-grown vegetables, meat and marine resources.

First Landing Resort chef Darren Braddock said: “It’s great to get the younger generation involved as we will see year to year how the kids get better.

Tanoa Hotel Group development chef Sainivalati Tavaga said: “This is like awareness back at home.”

The university is taking up a lead role by sponsoring the competition to advocate for a healthy and wellness society. It will assist by providing agriculture expertise and seeds of the various chosen vegetables.

The three-day cooking competition will target various level of the education system starting from the primary level.

Feedback: sheetalp@fijisun.com.fj

 

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