To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, British Food Fortnight invited all schools in the UK to create a special menu featuring recipes that celebrate the best of British to be served to The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall at a reception at Buckingham Palace in June.
The competition was the idea of The Duchess of Cornwall and was her special tribute to The Queen for the Diamond Jubilee.
How Schools took part
Taking part was easy. All schools had to do was design a menu fit for The Queen that celebrated the food produced in their part of the country. All the dishes needed to be easily produced in the form of canapés that were served at the reception in Buckingham Palace. For example, mini Lincolnshire Toad in the Holes, little Cornish pasties, Pan Haggerty, Caerphilly tart or Trifle with seasonal berries.
Entries needed to be submitted by Monday 30th April.
The top four winning schools were then invited to Buckingham Palace in June to see their recipes brought to life and helped serve them at a reception attended by The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Who took part?
The competition was open to 10 - 15 year olds in all primary and secondary schools in the UK
For the press release announcing the 4 winners [click here].
For details of the 4 winning entries [click here].
For details of the 16 finalists [click here].
To see a copy of the 'Cook for The Queen' leaflet [click here]
To see a copy of our special Cook for The Queen resource pages [click here]
For some top tips on taking part [ click here]
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