On October 25th 2017, the NGHS incrEDIBLES, a team consisting of five of our very own lower six
students, Shivanna Birbal, Joanna Khan, Azriann Mohammed, Brittany Pulchan and Victoria
Maharaj, participated in the fifth annual “Chef Intercol: Hidden Chefs – Discover the Chef in
You”; cooking competition. Living up to their name, our girls successfully placed second out of
eleven schools, having been beaten by a mere 5 points by ASJA Girls, San Fernando.
NGHS principal, Mrs Carolyn Bally-Gosine, received information on the competition and passed
it on to the school’s Food and Nutrition teacher, Mrs Sherry-Ann Pragg-Fortune, who pulled
together a team that rose up to the challenge and ultimately succeeded.
The competition took place at the Woodbrook Youth Facility in Port-of- Spain and was
coordinated by the Young Inspired Next Generation (Y.I.N.G) Factor as part of their aim to find
young individuals with culinary talents desirous of furthering these skills.
The competition entailed preparing dishes which highlighted secret ingredients that were
provided. In round one, the breakfast round, radishes and oranges were given to the girls.
Putting their heads together along with the guidance of their team captain, culinary
professional, Darius Cummings, they made a well-seasoned breakfast fritter, with pickled
radishes and orange chutney. For round 2, broccoli, eggplant and beets were given to the girls
and they prevailed, making a completely balanced meal of stir-fried veggies, mashed potatoes
and “pollo picante”(hot chicken). Both dishes left the judges awestruck allowing the girls to
grasp second place.
Students are encouraged to start putting on their cooking aprons and practising from now
because next year the battle will be heated!