2019 Create & Cook Competition champions

Added on 05 July 2019
Dylan and Freddie from Varndean School Brighton with the fit2cook trophy


Fit2cook food education has run another year of successful launches, workshops and cook offs for the Create & Cook Competition which culminates in our regional finals which celebrate local food and nurture young talent. Following our Southern regional final on Tuesday 25th June at Newlyns Cookery School, Hampshire and our Midcounties regional final on Monday 1st July at Foodworks Cookery School, Gloucestershire, we are  delighted to announce the 2019 regional Create & Cook Competition champions and their winning menus:


Freddie Moylett and Dylan Baignent-Milton (pictured left) from Varndean School, Brighton won the Southern final of the Create & Cook Competition with their High Weald Slipcote and spinach ravioli with a sage butter sauce, a Pulborough heritage tomato and watercress salad and Royal Pavilion choux with Sussex berries and a coulis. 


Leon Woolley and Deaken Bhavnani from Cirencester Deer Park School, Gloucestershire won the Midcounties final of the Create & Cook Competition with their Cotswold goats’ cheese and mushroom ravioli with a wild garlic and hazelnut pesto plus a triple chocolate brownie with Chantilly cream and raspberry coulis. 

Both teams did incredibly well sourcing their local ingredients and used a vast range of produce from school grown sage to local cheeses, Shipton Mill Flour, Jess's Ladies organic double  cream, local eggs, PYO berries, Netherend butter, Forest Mushrooms from Stroud Farmers' Market etc. The judges praised the cooks for their culinary skills, their teamwork in the kitchen and their real passion for what they were cooking. Well done to both sets of champions and their teachers for all the hard work put into the Create & Cook Competition. 

To see their recipes and more photos visit our Create & Cook website and our Facebook page

A big thank you to our sponsors Natures Way Foods in the South and Best of our Counties part of Coop Midcounties in the Midlands for their sponsorship and to our other supporters across the regions.  

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