Round three of the staff Masterchef competition was a twist on the mystery box challenge that the students faced – whilst the students knew they’d be cooking with either chicken, beef or fish and could plan a recipe and bring their other ingredients, the staff had no warning and had to choose from the ingredients that we supplied. There was a lot of thinking of their feet – but the end results were worth it!

Unfortunately Mr Trickett, Mrs Fletcher and Mrs James were unable to make it into the kitchen. Whilst we had the option of losing one more contestant before the quarter finals, with such lovely dishes, we left it for everyone to go through! Mr Trickett seems to be hoping for another reality television show moment though – a wildcard entry back into the competition next week… We shall have to see!