Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hitcham's Head Chef Year 5 Savoury

We were pleased to get together again on Friday 14th October when we were joined by some more Year 5 children to prepare and cook their savoury dishes. We knew we were in for a treat looking at the menus of Courgette and pea soup, Vegetables au gratin with crumbed salmon, Spiced vegetable biryani and Homemade burgers with sweet potato chips. The children cooked completely independently again, impressing us with their skills and knowledge. We were particularly impressed by the safe use of the blender with the hot soup, the co-ordination of timings for the salmon and vegetable dish, the range of delicious ingredients and knife skills used for the biryani and the knowledge and understanding demonstrated when making and cooking the homemade burgers. It was delightful to hear the children chatting to each other this week too, asking what they were each doing and learning from each other. Mrs Cooper was very glad not to be judging!
Each week the children have amazed us with their confidence, knowledge, skills and flavours. The results will be announced after half term but a HUGE well done to everyone who took part and special thanks to our guest judges who have had a very difficult task. We are already looking forward to next year's competition!