A group of talented pupils from Arthur Terry school donned chef’s hats and aprons at Sutton Coldfield’s Moor Hall Hotel yesterday (28 September) as part of the hotel’s support of British Food Fortnight which started on 17 September.
British Food Fortnight is an annual national celebration of British food and drink which aims to raise awareness of the diversity of delicious home-grown, locally sourced British food and drink.
The 12 Arthur Terry year 11-13 students spent the day with chefs at the Four Oaks hotel preparing a British themed three course meal, which included supreme of chicken stuffed with sausage meat, and plum crumble and custard for dessert. They later served the meal to more than 70 friends, family members and teachers in the hotel’s banqueting suite.
Sue Hemmings, head of Food Technology at the Arthur Terry School, said:
We were delighted to team up with Moor Hall again for this fantastic annual event, celebrating British Food Fortnight.
This was a great opportunity for the students to gain first-hand experience of working in a kitchen, which will all help towards their studies. The students were involved in all aspects of hospitality, including preparing and presenting both the food and the room. The highlight of the evening saw them serve up a three course evening meal for parents and Arthur Terry staff – and our talented year 11-13s had plenty to bring to the table!”
Sam Goss, general manager at Moor Hall Hotel, said:
Our chefs really enjoyed helping the pupils from Arthur Terry learn some basic cookery skills and raising their awareness of the fantastic produce that is right on our doorstep. The students also found out what goes in to producing a memorable dining experience.”