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Cracking burgers and celebrity chefs!


1 November 2011

Twenty keen students from Bass High School showed off their culinary skills in one of the biggest cook-offs the University front lawns has ever seen!

A collaborative effort to tackle obesity by the University's Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Jamie's Ministry of Food and The Good Foundation the event had the Bass High students cooking Jamie Oliver's"Cracking Burger" with University students and members of the community.

Ten Compass volunteers helped out on the day which was launched by the Minister for Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles and Western NSW, the Hon Kevin Humphries MP and University of Sydney Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Garton who along with Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Derrick Armstrong spent time with the Bass High students while celebrity chef Ian Curley led the day's demonstrations.

This was the first visit to a university campus for many of the Year 11 students and they made the most of their time here.

After eating their creations on the new Law School lawns the student's spent the afternoon exploring the main campus, including a stroll around the University of Sydney's famed quadrangle and checking out the facilities at the Sports and Aquatic Centre. The students were also generously provided with a book voucher from the Co-op Bookshop and had time to browse and look for something that piqued their interest.