As the university Autumn 2014 term is officially underway, Bacofoil have discovered in a survey of 2,000 UK students that they spend more on food than clothes, travel or social activities. So instead of pot noodles, beans on toast, and pasta, students seem to be eating better than ever before.
To celebrate, Bacofoil has launched its first ever Student Cook of the Year competition, and entry is now open. Until 31 December 2014, foodie students can enter the competition by posting a picture on Twitter or Facebook of a dish they have created, along with its name and the hashtag #BacofoilStudentCook. Entries will be judged on their presentation skills and the creativity of the dish’s name.
Finalists will be invited to participate in a high-pressure culinary contest in which they will need to prepare their dish for the panel of judges, who include celebrity chef and author Sam Stern, Masterchef Winner Steven Wallis, Bacofoil Marketing Manager Melissa Dickinson and Lulu Grimes, Deputy Editor at Olive Magazine.
The winning cook, who will be chosen at Cactus Kitchens in London, will receive £1,000 worth of groceries.
Entrants can be of any age but must be currently studying at a UK university and have no professional cooking experience.