The Cooks Challenge sponsored by the Hon Colonel Army Cadets Wales Alan Peterson OBE and former Welsh international rugby union player Sam Warburton called on cadets and adults to select and prepare a special meal pitting their skills with Army Cadet members from across Wales.
As a top-flight athlete, Sam Warburton has been served by great diet plans prepared for him by the WRU/Blues/Lions advisory chefs - all specialists. Sam and all elite sportspeople now see nutrition planning as a vital part of their fitness programme. The challenge was to select and prepare a recipe for healthy living from Sam’s cookbook, take a short video or pictures of the completed dish and explain what you did to achieve your result.
Each of the three Army Cadet regions in Wales was able to select entries from their own heats which were submitted to an all-Wales assessment.
From the entries received Deeside Detachment Instructor Susan Williams was declared the all-Wales winner. On being informed of her success by Col Martin L Craven during a break in training Susan said “it was a surprise to be selected. I thoroughly enjoyed it – not just the cooking but the recording and documenting the process”
Col Alan Peterson, who kindly sponsored the competition, said "The importance of diet, as well as physical exercise, cannot be overestimated. The Cooks Challenge Competition sought to highlight healthy eating as well as a fun challenge. Congratulation to Deeside's Susan Williams on her successful entry"
Col LT Williams Colonel Cadets Wales said “Thanks to all who took part and to Col Alan for providing the inspiration and sponsorship” adding “prizes for all the finalists would be sent out shortly”