St George's CEP :Winners of ‘Kent Is Delicious’

Churning the cream to make butterSt. George’s CEP School in Wrotham has won the fourth Kent is Delicious cookery competition. The hotly contested final took place in the Why Farming Matters demonstration kitchen at the Kent County Show in Detling.

St. George’s School impressed the judges in the final with their dish St. George’s Healthy Lunchbox which included: home-made sausage roll using sausage meat produced at a pig farm only 5 miles away; cheese salad and chutney sandwich using local Winterdale cheese and butter made by the children using cream from the Winterdale dairy; apple and school-grown carrot crisps; pressed local apple and pear juice; and tasty raspberry muffin made using local berries, eggs and honey.  

Ms Annette Holmes, a teacher at St. George’s School who supported the children with their entry said:

“The children really enjoyed taking part in the Kent is delicious competition.  They gained confidence in preparing and making their own food and they loved the fact that other people tasted their food and made positive comments.  They felt really proud.

Canon Caroline Pinchbeck, Director of the Diocese of Canterbury's Communities and Partnerships Framework said:

"Congratulations too to the other finalists who all worked so hard and gave us some fantastically tasty, local lunches to try.”

The three other schools which took part in the final were: Herne C of E Junior School in Herne, Christ Church C of E Junior School in Ramsgate, and The Granville School in Sevenoaks.

All four schools receive Kent Farmers’ Market Association vouchers to use at a  market near them to put together a hamper of delicious local food. As winners, St. George’s receive free transport for years 3 and 4 to the popular Living Land show at Detling next year.

All the finalists made their dishes at the Kent County Show and had them tasted and judged by an expert panel of judges made-up of local food producers, chefs and farmers.

One of the judges, Jill Sargent from Produced in Kent said:

“All the schools demonstrated a real understanding of their dishes, local and seasonal food and a great enthusiasm for the project. It was a delight to taste each of the dishes and choosing a winner was not easy!”

Schools can start thinking about their entry for next year’s competition which in 2016 will be about creating a tasty, locally sourced after-school snack.  To receive more information schools should email or visit

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