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Our Easter cook-off!

While Easter was a relatively quiet affair, that didn't stop us from celebrating with a little competitive cook-off! Here were some of the delicious results. 

Entries were divided into two categories: sweet and savoury, and each were judged on the following:
1. Best effort at food styling and/or presentation
2. Best use of ingredients at home

Unlike MasterChef, no tasting was required... a travesty for our judging panel, which included esteemed CEO Mark Coulter, Head of Styling Vanessa Colyer Tay, and former food magazine editor and writer, now Editor at T&W, Selma Nada Rajah. 

There were some amazing entries, but after much deliberation, here were our winners:

SWEET

Winner: Site Merchandising lead Rachel... for her beautifully decorated Jamie Oliver frozen banoffee cheesecake which conveniently calls for just five ingredients. Rachel also put a can of condensed milk to good use, and made her own dulce de leche aka caramel. 

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Rachel's cheesecake... just look at those solid chocolate shards.

Runner-up:
Operations Admin Katrina... for her ingenious steamed banana cake using pancake mix and a rice cooker!

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Katrina's banana cake made in a rice cooker!

SAVOURY

Winner: Product Catalogue Assistant Jerwid... for his authetic Filipino barbecued chicken marinated in lemongrass, garlic and ginger, then basted in annatto oil while grilled over charcoal for smoky flavour!

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Jerwid's Filipino barbecued chicken... you can almost taste that smokiness.

Runner-up: Category Manager Alexandra... for her impressive attempt at making bread - and focaccia no less - for the first time! She used Silvia Colloca's focaccia recipe, but topped hers with olives, rosemary and crushed garlic. Bellissimo!

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Alexandra's first attempt at baking bread - loving those dough dimples. 

Here were some of the other tantalising creations for your viewing pleasure. 

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Perfectly piped cupcakes by our logistics manager turned pastry chef Shane.

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Another first attempt at baking bread and it's even braided... mother and child Easter bread by customer care consultant Kristina.

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Product development manager Deidre got her kids in the kitchen for this bunny cake entry.

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Our performance marketing guru Ben's sourdough with its solid crust and chew.

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There was no way that stylist Allira's off-the-charts autumn chocolate tower could be a contender... 

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