Idris Caldora, chef from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts in London, visited St Swithun’s Junior School, Winchester this week.
Mr Caldora was teaching Year 4 about the importance of healthy balanced diets. He brought with him a selection of foods which the children enjoyed smelling, touching and of course tasting. They made distinctions between bitter, sharp, salty and sugary foods and came away with the message of food ‘as a medicine which makes us healthy’.
The workshop built on the knowledge of food and health which the children have gained in their PSHE (Personal, social and health education) lessons and the healthy meals provided at the school.
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts objectives are primarily focused on the education and training of young people in the hospitality industry through the provision of career opportunities, recognising and rewarding talent and skill, as well as raising standards and awareness of food, food provenance, cooking and service.
There will be a further chef-led workshop when the children will be in the kitchen learning some cooking skills.