In a special Diamond Jubilee tribute, a competition for school children across the nation to prepare a menu for The Queen was launched by The Duchess of Cornwall at Nova Hreod secondary school in Swindon on 25 January 2012.
Working with the Diamond Jubilee British Food Fortnight, and inspired by Royal dishes created in the past – Coronation Chicken, Duke of Cambridge Tart and Queen of Puddings – The Duchess of Cornwall is encouraging schools across the country to take part in the Jubilee celebrations by cooking up a feast fit for The Queen.
The ‘Cook for the Queen’ competition is open to children between the ages of 10 and 15 at primary and secondary schools across the UK.
The rules are quite simple … the menu must be suitable for The Queen and must represent food from the region where the school is located. Only one entry per school is permitted. Schools are being asked to create menus that are a mix of savoury and sweet dishes and which can easily be produced as canapés.
The four winning schools will have their menus prepared by Royal Chefs at Buckingham Palace at a special Diamond Jubilee reception in June 2012. The pupils responsible for the winning menus will be invited to serve the food at the reception event, which will be attended by The Queen as well as The Duchess of Cornwall.
The closing date for entries is Monday 30 April 2012. Winners will be announced in May 2012. For full details and information about how to enter the competition please visit www.lovebritishfood.co.uk.
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Image: The Duchess of Cornwall cuts a cake to launch the British Food Fortnight’s Cook for the Queen Diamond Jubilee competition. Nova Hreod College in Swindon, 25 January 2012. Photo credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire