Year 8 student, Megan, has been crowned ages 11-14 winner and overall winner of the Taste Kitchen Challenge, competing against over 550 entries.  

The challenge, created by Get Set to Eat Fresh with Aldi and Team GB, aimed to get young people eating fresh, healthy food, and get creative by designing an original recipe, inspired by Team GB.  

Megan’s Team GB Olympic Ring Stir Fry was a big hit, with the judging panel of representatives from Team GB and Aldi left impressed by the thinking behind Megan’s recipe – exploring links to the Olympic Games as well as her own taekwondo journey 

The dish also ticked all the right boxes by being a well-balanced and quick-to-make meal, with beautiful presentation and clear photo guide to recipe preparation. You can find the recipe to Megan’s delicious steak and vegetable stir fry on Aldi’s website, here.  

Megan said:  

“I chose ingredients which represent colours of the Olympic Rings: red, yellow and green peppers, and black and blue for the sauce. This recipe is suitable for athletes of many Olympic sports, but I’ve focused on taekwondo as athletes on the GB team have inspired me on my own taekwondo journey. I’ve also chosen foods which start with the first letter of the five taekwondo tenets. Integrity and Indomitable Spirit (iceberg lettuce), Perseverance (peppers), Self Control (steak) and Courtesy (carrot).” 

As prize winner, Megan will receive a piece of Team GB Tokyo 2020 signed merchandise, an exclusive Team GB goody bag and Aldi vouchers, as well as her recipe featuring on Aldi’s website and in an upcoming Aldi store leaflet 

Mrs Cartland, Assistant Headteacher at Theale Green School, said:  

“We are so unbelievably proud of Megan’s achievement. Less than two years ago, with the support of the Theale Green parents and local community, we transformed our food technology kitchens and launched food technology back into the curriculum.  

Our students have embraced the opportunity to learn how to cook and Megan’s achievement will go on to inspire so many other students to cook at home. We are looking forward to adding this recipe to our curriculum moving forward too!”