Teen Chef

Teen Chef is a Masterchef-style competition added to the SIS competition


The SIS Teen Chef Championship is part of the SIS Cultural Calendar during Term Three.

This competition between schools in the style of a “Masterchef” structure contributes to the development of students in  SIS Member Schools, by offering students a chance to heighten the profile of the Food Technology/Home Economics/Hospitality industries.

Students develop Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Managing Personal Learning/Thinking, Design, Creativity and Technology.

The competition is aimed at students from Years 9-11 particularly those who study food at school in Food Technology/Home Economics/Hospitality or other such subject, or have access to another schools Food and Technology program.

Each school registered in the SIS group is able to enter one team of four students from Years 9 through 11. Using a list of allowed ingredients, one pair of students was required to produce a main dish and the other pair a dessert, within the allowed time of 90 minutes. This time allowance included the plating up of four serves of each course, ready for judging, by judges from the Australian Culinary Federation.

In addition to the basic expectations of hygiene and time management the food products were evaluated according to innovation and creativity as well as for the skills executed.

On the competition day, the panel of judges from the Australian Culinary Federation individually and anonymously assess the dishes according to the following judging criteria:

Mise en place

10 points

Correct professional preparation

25 points


5 points


10 points


50 points

2019 Teen Chef Competition:

Students from the Cranbourne Campus participated in the Annual SIS Teen Chef Competition. This year’s theme was East meets West. Within the 90 minute time allocation, students were required to make a main dish and a dessert that were a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine.

Congratulations to Samantha Laws, Indyanna De Vries (Dessert) and Jacinta Mesic, Selini Abeyratne (Main) who achieved a Bronze medal in this year’s Competition.  

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