In partnership with City of Glasgow College, SCILT introduced a new competition for schools in 2018 called LinguaChef.
The competition brought together two of our favourite topics – languages and food! As well as practising linguistic and culinary skills, pupils gained the opportunity to work on their wider social, literacy, numeracy and financial skills.
Pupils from P1 – S6 were invited to work in teams of two or three to submit a recipe for an international dish symbolic of a country where either a language they were learning in school or a language that pupils use at home was spoken. Pupils were encouraged to be creative, for example they could incorporate a bit of Scottish ‘fusion’ into their recipe to give it a twist.
Three semi-finalists from each age category were selected based on their submitted recipes and were invited to the grand finale offering the chance to prepare, cook and present their dish in the professional kitchens at City of Glasgow College. An overall winner from each category was chosen to win a prize for themselves and their school. Their recipes also feature on the SCILT website.
More detailed information about the 2019 competition can be found on our LinguaChef Final 2019 webpage. Although it is hoped that we can run the competition again in the future, due to staffing and budget constraints there are currently no plans to hold LinguaChef during the 2019-20 academic session.
We have been notified that Newcastle University are running a similar competition which is free and open to all. The LinguaChef Prize will be awarded to the person who uploads the best language learning recipe using the Linguacuisine recipe author software during the period 1 February to 15 June 2020. The language learning recipe can involve learning any language and any recipe.
Visit the Linguacuisine website for full details and submit entries by 15 June 2020. For any queries regarding the competition, contact Professor Paul Seedhouse - firstname.lastname@example.org. (PLEASE NOTE, NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE LINGUACHEF COMPETITION PREVIOUSLY RUN BY SCILT).