Spectacular Pizza and Pannini Competition Winners Revealed

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27 — 31 May 2009

The winners of a competition to design a special healthy pizza and a ‘sustainable’ pannini have just been announced by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pizza Express.

The winners of a competition to design a special healthy pizza and a ‘sustainable' pannini have just been announced by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pizza Express.

As part of the Fal River Festival, which celebrates life in and around the river Fal, students from Flushing and Mylor Bridge primary schools were challenged to research, design and make a ‘healthy' pizza and a pannini using locally sourced food from around the river Fal.

The winning pannini was the Spectacular Seafood Special designed by George Curnow from Mylor Bridge School. It won thanks to its relatively low cost and sustainable ingredients and as George put it in his prize winning entry: "There may not be much in it, but it's better than a £30 Chinese!"

The winning pizza was Pizza Parade by Billie Wood also from Mylor Bridge School. Pizza Express manager Leigh Williams commented: "We were very impressed with the standard from all the entries received, so well done to them all, but we had to pick only one."

The runner-up prizes went to Christopher Epps from Mylor Bridge School for his Seafood Spectacularé and Zoe Osmond from Flushing School for her Wonderful Scallop and Crab Pannini.

Entries for the competition took the form of a page from a recipe book with an ingredients list and preparation instructions. The children also produced a healthy eating poster with an ‘exploded' illustration describing the special features of their product.

The winning pizza and pannini are on the menu now at Pizza Express and the Museum's Waterside Café and all the children's artwork from the competition is on also display.