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Culinary talent: Geraldton Grammar School Year 9 students Chloe Keating, Brianna Short, Melissa Salter, Kimberley Douglas, Ebony Teakle and Catriarna Painter.
JESSICA ROCK Nagle students take the cake

Judges were taken on an international culinary journey during the Mid West Interschool MasterChef competition last week.

From gourmet Australian bush cooking and traditional British favourites, to a Fijian feast, French cuisine and a taste of Italy, there were dishes to accommodate all tastes.

This year’s competition saw teams select a country to represent in the Food Olympics.

Freedom to develop a menu without restrictions enabled secondary students to harness creativity and innovation.

Durack Institute of Technology chef lecturer Darren Smith said the competition had gone from strength to strength since it began in 2009.

Full story in yesterday's print edition

JESSICA ROCK