More than 80 students from across the UK have developed their own game meat recipe as part of a new Project Game Changer competition.

Game Stars was open to secondary school pupils who had to create their own quick and easy recipe with a modern twist.

Louise Davies, Founder of the Food Teachers Centre, said: “Judging this year’s Game Stars competition has been a real pleasure.

“The pupils showcased brilliant skills preparing and cooking game, plus making incredible sauces, pastries and accompaniments. Their dishes had the ‘wow’ factor in every respect.”

The best 18 recipes were cooked by the judges, at the Michelin starred Northcote Hotel, with the top three chosen by executive chef Lisa Goodwin–Allen and chefs Bruno Birkbeck and Emma Lawson.

Goodwin-Allen, who is a TV regular and has featured on a range of shows including Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, said: “We were thrilled to see so many entries and the standard was very high which made it incredibly difficult to choose winners.

“Throughout the entries, there was a clever use of ingredients and the recipes really brought game to the table in an inspiring way.”

The top eight students will now attend a game cookery class at Northcote Hotel, while the three top ‘chefs’ will get to cook alongside the Michelin starred chef for their parents and teachers in the restaurant’s private dining room.

Annette Woolcock, Head of Taste of Game, added: “The number of entries and the high standards show just how successful the Game Changer project has been. The students are now happy and confident cooking game and are developing fantastic recipes suitable for today’s menus.

A recipe booklet, containing the top 18 recipes, will be launched at The Game Fair in July.

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