A RINGWOOD School pupil had all the right ingredients to win the Christchurch Festival Food Competition.
Aimee Wiltshire, 14, was one of a group of Year 10 students to serve up two courses in 90 minutes to chef James Golding and food festival president Mary Reader as part of a Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust competition.
Her rabbit wrapped in bacon with dauphinoise potatoes, mustard sauce and seasonal vegetables followed by a warm chocolate brownie served with chocolate sauce and raspberries wowed the judges.
Mrs Reader said: “Although the Education Trust usually works in the Christchurch area, we decided to support Ringwood School in this competition, as a large number of students come from Christchurch.
“Last year was the first year we ran the competition and it was very successful.
“Most of the students taking part had never done this sort of cooking before and had to use techniques which were new to them, so developing their skills.
“It’s encouraging to see the huge willingness on the part of the students to get involved in coming up with some very interesting and complicated recipes.
“It was very difficult to come up with a winner as so many of the meals were excellent.”
Ringwood School’s head of food technology Sarah Stewart said: “We’re very grateful to the Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust for providing encouragement and ideas for the students, as well as some great prizes.
“The students really raised their game to take part in this competition.”