Brakes Scotland Pot Final Judging
On 31st of May, tables were turned as Gary was on the other side of the judging panel as a guest at the Scot Pot: School Meal Product Development Competition Final.
Alongside John Mclintock from Brake’s Scotland, Gary tasted one-pot meals from teams of Primary five, six and seven students from across Scotland as well as listened in to their final presentation pitches. The aim of the competition was to encourage students to be creative, practical and test their entrepreneurial skills. They also faced the task of marketing their one-pot dish in a way that would encourage more pupils to take school meals if their dish was sold in the dining area.
One key brief for the competition was that the meal had to contain at least one Scottish ingredient. The competition aimed to celebrate Scottish produce, something that both Brake’s Scotland and Gary embrace and encourage. One of Brake’s Scotland’s main aims is to proudly emphasise the depth of quality that Scottish producers have to offer.
The winning dish came from a team at St Margaret’s RC Primary in Fife, with their one-pot Sunday Roast Pie. Other finalists included pupils from Orchard Primary School and Glenboig Primary School in North Lanarkshire. All pupils in the winning class won an all-expenses paid trip to the Royal Highland Show. Prizes were also gifted to the best individual entries. The winning product of the Sunday Roast Pie will be showcased at the ASSIST FM National Conference in August. As well as this, the dish will be served in schools across Scotland during Scottish Schools Week in October.