A third-year student of the Department of Vocational and Technical Education (VOTEC), Charity Alagelam, has been adjudged the winner of the 2017 Maggi Star Cook Competition.
Students from some selected tertiary institutions took part in the competition which was sponsored by Nestle Ghana Limited.
In his remarks, the production Manager of Revele Films, Mr. Redeemer Mensah, said his firm called for applications from interested students in tertiary educational institutions to compete for the Maggi Cook Star contest.
Mr. Mensah said after an audition process, a panel of judges selected 20 students to compete for the event, which was held in Accra. Based on their cooking skills, humility, neatness, amongst others, he said, three students were selected for the final competition. He said at the end of the event, Charity emerged winner of the competition.
For her prize, he said, Charity took home a table top fridge , hampers, microwave, cook aprons, amongst others. In addition, he indicated that Nestle Ghana Limited will pay her school fees for the 2017/18 academic year.
Mr. Mensah advised other students to take part in the competition next year.
For his part, the Pro- Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro, who chaired the function, commended the winner for her cooking skills and humility.
"We thank you for adding value to the University of Cape Coast through cooking. " he said.
Prof. Oduro praised the winner for choosing to cook local dishes to win the contest and called on Ghanaians to eat food made in Ghana.
He threw a challenge to the Department of VOTEC to always hone the skills of students to cook local foods. The Pro- Vice-Chancellor advised the students to always exhibit humility, stressing, "Where money cannot send you, humility will send you there".
He encouraged the students to study hard and also used the occasion to wish the them a Merry Christmas.
Present at the programme were the Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Onyame, the Director of Public Affairs, Major (rtd) Kofi Baah- Bentum, amongst other distinguished guests.