It’s been no paltry effort for the four schools who have cooked up a treat to reach the final of the 2011 Grow your own Omelette competition at the Real Food Festival on Thursday 5 May 2011.
Celebrity chef Tom Aikens, who appeared on TV’s Iron Chef UK, will be testing and tasting the recipes of the finalists, which includes two primary and two secondary schools. The recipes use eggs and other ingredients grown at each school.
Once prepared, Tom will confer with a panel of celebrities and food experts who will judge the omelettes on taste alone. This year the panel will include Jo Woods, Arthur Potts Dawson, Rosie Boycott and rugby legend, Lawrence Dallaglio.
Hampton Hill Junior School and Edwalton Primary School will be up against each other for the primary prize and Grey Court School and Warriner School will be checking their seasonings to make sure that they secure the prize for secondary schools.
The winning schools will each receive a year’s worth of school gardens from Rocket Gardens and a £50 voucher from Flyte So Fancy, so that schools can buy some quality kit for their feathered friends.
The four schools have been shortlisted due to their excellent submissions showing how they will produce a festival-worthy omelette made from ingredients grown within the school grounds; that means eggs from the school's hens and fillings from the school's garden.
The finalists were chosen by competition sponsors, Rocket Gardens and Flyte So Fancy and an expert from FACE: Farming and Countryside Education.
Photo opportunity 12 noon Thursday 5 May at the Pride of Place stand at Real Food Festival Earl’s Court.
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