Another food and cooking session with our young team of school students from Westley Middle School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Delighted to be back at Westley Middle School this week teaching bread making in association with ‘Adopt a School Trust’ a project set up by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and supported by The French Embassy to promote healthy eating in schools.
Throughout the year we’ll be delivering fun and informative food and cookery sessions. We’re also teaching nutrition, food provenance, hygiene, table etiquette and the importance of eating together.
“It’s a great opportunity to share my passion for taste, nutrition and provenance of good food. There’s nothing like the delight of seeing a child really taste something for the first time and start to understand the fine balance of flavour and develop their senses” Chef Pascal Canevet
There’s always time for some fun and we had all shapes and designs made, including French snails!
The Adopt a School Trust is about improving lives and changing habits; teaching cooking as a life skill and enthuse children about taste, food provenance and healthy eating.
Chef-Patron Pascal Canevet, Maison Bleue, represents East Anglia in the national Adopt a School Trust campaign. Schools across the UK are ‘adopted’by industry heroes, all members of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, who promote food education and help children appreciate hospitality and good nutrition from a young age.
Pascal has adopted Westley School, in Bury St Edmunds; offering free practical sessions, on how to prepare and cook healthy seasonal ingredients, understanding the importance of buying local produce, baking bread, laying a table and visiting his renowned restaurant kitchen.