02 May '11, 1am

Inmates face off in cooking competition: By Goh Kai Shi An inmate from one of three teams in the final preparing...

Inmates face off in cooking competition: By Goh Kai Shi An inmate from one of three teams in the final preparing...

An inmate from one of three teams in the final preparing a meal fit to be served at a restaurant. -- PHOTO: YELLOW RIBBON PROJECT CHEFS were bustling around in an industrial-scale kitchen in Changi last Friday. But this was no commercial kit-chen, and it was anything but a typical day there. This was a kitchen in Changi Prison, and the chefs were inmates caught up in the heat of a competition. It was the final of the Yellow Ribbon Culinary Competition. The three finalist teams, chosen from an original 12, had three hours to whip up a three-course Western meal. An additional challenge lay in the use of a 'mystery ingredient', unveiled only 15 minutes before the competition, which the chefs had to use in two of the three dishes - watermelon. The judges, who are executive chefs from the Marina Mandarin hotel and the Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport, The Tanglin Club and Shat...

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