2019 HGT Taste of the Future Schools Cooking Competition 

On Thursday 27th June 2019 eight high school students battled it out in the kitchen in a Master Chef style cook-off for a chance to win the HGT Taste of the Future Schools Cooking Competition. With our three judges Stephen Clarke - owner Clarke's of North Beach, Paul Beard - Executive Chef of Perth Arena and Don Hancey - WA Food Ambassador walking the floor the students handled the pressure like true pros (no reality TV drama in sight!). 

The Competition is open to all Year 11 and Year 12 students throughout Western Australia, each school can enter only one student to represent their school. Now in its 7th Year the competition has seen some extremely talented individuals competing for the title and this year Jasmine Lambert from Swan Christian College took the crown with her Shark taco with smoked chipole mayo, pineapple and jalapeno salsa, bacon bits, coriander and lime.



The Prize

Jasmine wins a Chef Apprenticeship position with Hospitality Group Training once she finishes school and all Training College fees covered for 3 years, valued at approx $6,000. Jasmine also won a cash prize for 1st place along with the other top 3 finalists. 


The Competitors 

1st Place - Jasmine Lambert from Swan Christian College

2nd Place - Teneisha Harmer from St Mary MacKilliop College

3rd Place - Abigail Kemp from St Stephen's School

Cheyenne Milne from Austin Cove Baptist College

Gabriel Mauriohooho from Mindarie Senior College

Jasmine Roberts from Carey Baptist College

Lachlan Lloyd from John Wollaston Anglican Community College

Fatma Abushwisha from Belmont City College


Our Sponsors

Without our sponsors this opportunity for these young, passionate up and coming chefs would not be possible and we would like to recognise their contribution in the success of the competition and assisting in launching the careers of these talented individuals. 


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Also a special thanks to Belmont City College for the use of their facilities and to their students for keeping our guests and competitors supplied with coffee.