Gone are the days where a student meal consists of baked beans and ketchup on a cling-film covered plate. In fact, a recent survey of over 2000 UK students revealed they spend more on food than clothes, travel of social activities.


To celebrate the countries culinary undergraduates Bacofoil has launched its first ever Student Cook of the Year competition and entries are now open.

Foodie students can enter the competition by uploading a photograph of their dish onto Facebook or Twitter along with its name and the hashtag #BacofoilStudentCook. Entries will be judged on both their presentation skills and the creativity of the dish’s name.

Finalists will be invited to a final cook-off at Cactus Kitchens in London, a high pressure culinary contest in which they will need to prepare their dish for the panel of judges.

The winning cook will receive £1000 worth of groceries. The closing date for the competition is 31st December 2014.

By Belinda George