MasterCook 2021

6 July 2021

We were astounded by the time, effort and dedication shown by our Beacon Boys in this year’s MasterCook competition. They really did cook up a storm! The boys produced a great variety of unique and delicious recipes with excellent presentation – it was certainly a tough decision for our guest judge, Laurie Gear from the Artichoke Restaurant in Amersham.

Well done to all the boys who took part, and to the parents and staff for their help with the competition. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Laurie Gear, our guest judge, and to the owners of A Little Street Kitchen, Leela Farr and Kara Lawson, for their generous prize to work in the café and gain invaluable insights into how a café is run. Finally, we would like to thank our wonderful Mrs Rowland for organising and making the competition happen.

Congratulations to the finalist winners, who were as follows:

Year 4-5 Final

1st place: Henry L

2nd place: Kishan P

3rd place: Daniel S

Year 6-8 Final

1st place: Alexander T

2nd place: Arya K

3rd place: Arthur W

Boys who took first place were awarded a five-course lunch menu for two at The Artichoke Restaurant in Amersham, as well as an exciting tour of the kitchen! Boys who were awarded second place will enjoy a day at A Little Street Kitchen, working in each section and gaining invaluable insights into how a café is run. Third place boys received a wonderful cookbook by Diana Henry. Congratulations!

We are delighted to announce that we have put together a MasterCook Cookbook, to showcase all the MasterCook participants and share their fantastic recipes. More information will follow soon… watch this space!

We hope you enjoy the gallery below, which highlights the fantastic efforts shown by our wonderful Beacon MasterCooks! You can also watch the MasterCook Finals through the following links:

Independent Schools of The Year Awards 2021

The Beacon has proudly been shortlisted for the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2021 for Performing Arts.