Mini master chefs pick up top tips

Bicker Prep School
Bicker Prep School

Mini master chefs were given inspiration for their culinary creations at Bicker Prep School last week.

Head chef Paul Kelly and sous chef Adam Burns from the nearby Red Lion Inn paid a visit to the school to talk to the cooking club, which meets with members from 5-11 years old and is led by teacher Jo Hubbert.

She explained the professional chefs were invited in to help her children learn about what it is like working in a kitchen, while fostering links with the local community.

“They also demonstrated some professional level cooking skills for the children to see how they do their job,” she added.

“They brought in some dough to make cookies with the children and then held a question and answer session, talking about working in a kitchen and their backgrounds in the trade, sharing how you get to pursue such a career.”

The two chefs demonstrated some tricky knife skills, carving flowers out of mushrooms and onions, and swans out of apples, which had the children gasping in admiration.

Mrs Hubbert explained the school regularly invites parents and members of the community in to share their knowledge and experiences on relevant subjects to benefit the pupils.