Over the last few weeks, Year 6 have taken part in the Young Chef of the Year programme. So, John Torode and Gregg Wallace, look out, there’s a new MasterChef in town!
Since starting the programme, the children have been busy learning all about nutrition, diet and food hygiene. The children had the opportunity to design a menu from the ‘No Kitchen Cookery for Primary Schools’ cookbook by Katharine Tate.
However, not having a kitchen doesn’t stop the children at St Matthew’s. We went a little bit further and decided to make pizzas as part of our main course. We started with a colourful and vibrant rainbow salad which allowed us to explore all the different vegetables we have the opportunity to eat. The salad allowed the children to develop cutting and chopping skills under careful monitoring by the school staff to avoid any injuries.
For the main course, the children made an authentic Sicilian pizza base from scratch. Leaving it to prove for a few hours and then in the afternoon rolling it out and putting lots of yummy toppings, again practising those useful chopping and cutting skills.
A big thank you to Jackie (our school cook) for allowing the year group to use the school ovens to cook our amazing pizzas and to Mrs Choudhury for monitoring all our pizzas and making sure they were all cooked to perfection.
Then for dessert, the children made a refreshing fruity smoothie. Perfect for this warm weather.
All the children and staff had a fantastic time cooking and exploring the vast variety of foods available to use. So parents, put your feet up at home. The kids are making dinner!