Year 9 Bolton school girls Masterchef so far…

YEAR 9 Master Chef 2012

M is for MasterChef

The competition kicked off in early march with a staggering 30 contestents!!

The girls were split into two groups of 15 girls competing against each other to succeed with the hope of becoming Bolton Schools’ Year 9 Master Chef; ‘Cooking doesn’t get much tougher than this!’

Weeks 1 & 2 saw the 2 groups creating stuffed peppers; from a basic recipe they could concoct any filling they wanted, aslong as it could be cooked and presented in 40 minutes. This challenge tested their skills, knowledge and ability to create flavours that pleased the senses.

Stuffed pepper with Balsamic garnish 








The two groups of 15 were cut down to two groups of 10. It was a very hard decision, but the judges were confident in the contestents that went through.

Week 3 & 4 was the creative round, the contestents had to make plain vanilla cupcakes and decorate them in the competition. They needed to make sure all 12 cupcakes were well presented and show their understanding of quality control by ensuring cupcakes of the same design were identical. This round was designed to test their creativity, patience, skills and ability to work under pressure.

The outcomes were outstanding to say the least!


Unfortunately, only 4 from each group could go forward into the Quarter Finals on 27th April. This was the hardest judging to do as all the girls were excellent, but we finally agreed on the 8 Quarter finalist that went through.

In an unexpected twist! One contestents points were added up wrong and showed that she should have gone through instead, in the interest of being fair she was sent through as a surprise 9th contestent, but can she hold her place? How will the contestents cope as the competition gets tougher? Who will go forward into the Semi Finals? Who will melt under the pressure?

Find out next week in the Master Chef weekly blog!

Miss Mower