Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 08, 2017 (SKNIS): The sweet aroma of freshly made dishes will be wafting from various high schools tomorrow, November 09, as they participate in Youth Month’s High School Cook-Off.


Acting Director of the Department of Youth Empowerment, Pierre Liburd said that the competition attracts students who may not be involved in well-known activities such as sports and entertainment.


“We try to encourage and provide a platform for others who have skills in other areas to shine and to be celebrated by their peers and society,” he said.


The cook-off will be held simultaneously at five participating high schools. The winners will participate in the High School Chef Competition on November 23 at the Old Boys’ School on Victoria Road.


Tomorrow, there will be three teams of two chefs from any class. They have to prepare a three-course meal and a signature local drink within two hours. It is highly competitive and the students are creative, said Mr. Liburd, commenting that the students have already submitted their menus to the Department of Youth Empowerment. Yam must be featured in their dishes.


“If last year and the year prior are any indication of what we should expect, the food will be quite delicious,” said the Acting Director.


The public is invited to attend and support the High School Chef Competition on the 23rd. The Charles E. Mills Secondary School won last year’s competition.


Both High School Cook-off and Chef Competition have been held annually for 10 years.