Jack Wins Big with Dream Burger

04 Dec Jack Wins Big with Dream Burger

One of Jack Shortland’s favourite pastimes is cooking with his great grandmother, Marilyn. So, when the Year 10 Pakuranga College student heard about the Wendys Burger Challenge, a nationwide competition for school age Kiwi kids to win the chance to see their dream burger on the official Wendys menu in New Zealand, Jack knew exactly who to call. Jack took his idea of an Italian themed burger to his great grandmother, and they spent hours experimenting and finding the perfect combination of his dream ingredients.

Jack’s hard work paid off when he won the competition and was awarded $1500 of Burns & Ferrall culinary equipment for his school. The timing is perfect, as we are currently in the process of building a new classroom block that will include facilities for our Pegasus and Optimal Learning Centre students.

Some of the funds will be used to help equip a new kitchen for this block, in which Pegasus Unit students learn cooking skills. The remainder will go towards the College’s senior Hospitality programme.


by Roisin Lamb, Head of Marketing & Communications

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