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Students from five Kimberley schools have put their culinary skills to the test at the second annual Kimberley Cook Off, held in Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia. After the 2012 inaugural contest between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Valley District High Schools, this year Broome, Derby and Wydham schools joined the competition.
While Wyndham District High School took out the overall prize, Halls Creek year seven student Melanie O'Neil won best overall cook against a strong field of mainly older students.
'It was great. I liked the cooking with everyone in the same room … it has developed my confidence to cook,' she said.
Melanie who recently travelled to Sydney with three other girls from Halls Creek, as part of the Girls' from Oz enterprise program, worked with her teammates to serve up beef soft shell tacos with homemade flour tortillas, Mexican rice and homemade pico di gallo.
Students participating in the cook off accumulated points throughout the day's events for an invention test, signature dish and dessert, as well as herb identification.
Organisers hope to include more schools next year.
Source: The Kimberley Echo
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