LinguaChef final 2019

Thirty-one young learners from across Scotland cooked up a storm on Friday 14 June 2019 at the City of Glasgow College, testing their culinary and language skills in the LinguaChef 2019 competition final.

The partnership project from SCILT and City of Glasgow College brings together languages and food, challenging primary and secondary school pupils to create an international dish from a country whose language they are learning in school, or which is spoken at home.

LinguaChef provides pupils in primary and secondary schools across Scotland with an opportunity to have fun with food and languages whilst honing other important skills such as team-work, communication and IT.

Entries were submitted from schools in East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Shetland, Stirling and West Lothian.

Participating schools entered the recipe for the dish, including ingredients and instructions, to the competition in both the language of the chosen country and in English. Finalists from each of the age categories (P1-P4, P5-P7 and Secondary) were selected to attend the Grand Final where they prepared, cooked and presented their dish to professional chefs and judges.

The pupils got the chance to discuss their dish with the judges (mainly in English but with bonus points for use of the target language too) and decorate their presentation table with artefacts representing the country and culture.

Dishes from France, Greece, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and South America were produced on the day, some of which contained a Scottish twist to celebrate culinary and cultural diversity. Winners were selected based on the culinary success of their dish, presentation and table display and the ability to discuss their recipe in the target language. 

Find out more about the winners, their recipes, photos and feedback, via the tabs below.

  • 2019 final
  • Recipes
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  • Feedback
  • Exemplars/Resources
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