Aimee (my 12 year old granddaughter) has applied to go on Junior Masterchef. Following her application form both she and her mum were subjected to telephone interviews. Aimee is one of 25 out of 700 to go through to the next stage. This from the person who interviewed Aimee:
We were very impressed with your audition and we are pleased to invite you to attend our casting day.
I can confirm that your appointment is on Saturday 21st June at 13:40. We ask that you please arrive 15 minutes before.
The address is:
Shine Soho, Suite 1.1, Moray House, 23-31 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PA - please see map attached for directions and local parking facilities.
The audition will last approximately 15-20 minutes and there will be 2 people from the Junior MasterChef team in the room during you audition. We will be filming the audition for our purposes (we will not use this footage for use on the TV or show it outside of the Junior MasterChef team) and you may choose if you would like your parent or guardian to join you in the audition.
Please bring a dish with you that you love to cook and that you think is delicious so that we can taste it.
You only need to bring one dish which you will need to prepare/cook in advance
It does not need to be a big portion and it can be sweet or savoury but it must be something we can eat cold and will travel well
There are no heating or cooking facilities at the venue so please remember to bear this in mind – we will take into account when tasting your food that it is cold and you have travelled with it
It would be great to see you present the dish on plate so please bear this in mind when planning the dish
Plates, knives, cutlery and a chopping board will be provided (PLEASE DO NOT BRING THESE WITH YOU)
Absolutely no fish, seafood or shellfish raw or cooked
I asked her mum what she's decided to make and this is her reply:
She is going for South African Bobotie, yellow rice and tomato and onion salad – as it’s got lots of flavour and will travel well.
She said it would also be a good dish because she could talk about how she first had it 4 years ago during World Cup from SA and that she also loves sweet / savoury dishes (it’s got sultanas and mango chutney in the bobotie and sugar in the rice)
So she’s thought it all through bless her!
Train booked – we get into Euston at 12.15, she’ll be finished by 2.15 and we get train home at 17.30. So gives us a couple of hours to go and get something to eat. Exciting!