KCI home economics students participate in provincial cooking competition

            Four home economics students at the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute were in Saskatoon on Saturday competing in a provincial cooking competition held at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

            Selected on their academic performance and attendance to attend the competition was the team comprised of Malee Shingoose, Cassidy Aker, Jalayna Bielecki and Curyine Stonechild, said Barbara Tanner, their home economics teacher.

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            An initiative of Agriculture in the Classroom and sponsored by Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, the Cooking Up Saskatchewan competition is an opportunity for high school students to enhance their culinary and presentation skills, Tanner said.

            The team that placed first was to receive a prize of $500, while the second-place team received $300, and the third-place team, $150.

            The competition had participants selecting their favourite way of showing off chicken and the KCI group decided to make a chicken fajita salad and sun-dried tomato, spinach and cheese-stuffed roasted chicken.

            At noon on Friday, prior to the KCI group’s leaving to Saskatoon, the students practiced making their meal which was judged by a panel of three teachers.