Pupils show off cream puffs with pride

Participants, event organisers and sponsors at the bake-off at Grassdale High.
Muizenberg High pupils Niyaaz Jones and Kelsey Alexander with Fish Hoek pupils Scarlett van Jaarsveld and Cassidy de Klerk.

Grade 11 pupils from various schools piped and whisked to see who could make the best croquembouche, or profiteroles, and to show off their culinary skills this past weekend.

Haneefa Sives from Glendale High School with her profiteroles.

The consumer and hospitality pupils from across the metro south school district pulled out all the stops at the annual competition hosted by the Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) southern district. Coming back from an hiatus because of the pandemic organiser Melvina September highlighted the importance of the event to show that consumer and hospitality studies are as important as maths and science and will help the country’s currently struggling economy and industry.

Zwaanswyk High teacher Melissa Abrahams with Eden February, Chaz Mentor, Jada Dearham, Rozay de Claudio and Naseerah Samson.

The groups of pairs from 18 schools put in months of work to take part in the competition held at Grassdale High School in Grassy Park on Saturday July 30. There were demonstrations, exhibitions, entrepreneur talks, vendors and other fun activities for guests to take part in.

Rozay De Claudion and Jada Rearham paired up for the competition.

First prize went to pairs from Fish Hoek, Fairmount and Glendale high schools, second prize was won by pairs from Ocean View, Bergvliet and South Peninsula and third prize went to two pairs from South Peninsula and Intsebenzeswano High School.

Wittebome High School participants Lindokhule Ncube and Khanya Tatyela.
Qudusiyah Southgate and Haashim Shaik from Grassdale High School with their profiteroles.
South Peninsula High School participants entered several pairs of pupils.
Rafeqah CArsten and Aakifah Samuels from Lavender High School decorating their profiteroles.
Fairmount High School gold medalists Melissa van Staden and Laeeq Gamba.
Grassdale pupils Ezra Hope and Caitlyn Cupido waiting for their turn to bake.
Sikelewa Ntlokomfana, Mzekelo Jack, Lugabalo Tshaka and Sinazo Thembani from Philippi High in the kitchen.
Zaylin Koopman, Gabriella Maart, Chloe Laban and Georgie Francis represented Heathfield High School.
Grassy Park High School’ Azraa Titus and Shua Ahsing.
Menzi Emihle, Ndongeni Luganele, Maqekeza Simamkele and Siheyi Siwaphiwe from Philippi High School waited for their turn to bake.