Guides Cook Up A Storm At East Lothian Foodbank

Three East Lothian Guide units went head to head in a Masterchef Challenge to support the East Lothian Foodbank.

East Lothian Foodbank Challenge


Guides from across the County were asked to plan, and cook, a tasty nutritious two course meal using ingredients from the East Lothian Foodbank’s list to help vary their recipe collection. Their recipes will go on to be distributed by the foodbank, along with essential food supplies to help more people enjoy nutritious and affordable meals.

A judging panel of local foodies gathered for the Masterchef style final, which included dishes like Leek and Potato soup and Ham and Pesto Pasta. 1st Aberlady Guides took the top place in the final with their Vegetable Stir Fry and Easy Apple Crumble.

Here, 12-year-old Louisa from the 9th Musselburgh Guide unit tells us how she had a brilliant time cooking:

“It was really fun taking part in the Masterchef Challenge. I’ve never cooked a two-course meal without help before this so it was really fun to be in the kitchen with my Patrol. My favourite bit was when it all turned out just fine and we even got to eat the meals!

“As well as having lots of fun it’s good to know that our recipes are going to help the foodbank. I think it’s really important everyone gets to enjoy healthy, tasty food and I hope anyone who makes our recipe enjoys it as much as we did.”

Denise Spence, our Chief Executive, and judge on the panel said:

“I was really pleased to be one of the judges at the East Lothian Foodbank’s Masterchef Challenge. All the finalists had worked hard to come up with innovative recipes using items from the Foodbank’s list. Well done girls!”