Perfect pasta prepares students for GCSE

Simon delivers a Masterchef masterclass

The chance to work with a Masterchef Champion was a superb opportunity for Hospitality students at The Radclyffe School. It was made even more special because the champion is a former student of the school.

Winner of this year’s BBC Masterchef Simon Wood shared his expertise with three groups of Year students, creating delicious pasta dishes with the student’s assistance. He also answered students’ questions about the Masterchef competition and how he had got interested in cooking.

The Year 10 Hospitality students learned how to make fresh pasta from flour and eggs. Simon prepared tortellini parcels filled with chicken, paprika and garlic. Another dish was prepared to Simon’s own secret recipe!

Simon said, “This was my first demonstration in a school but the staff and students made me feel very much at home. I was really pleased to come back to share with the students, as I had come to the school and so did my children.”

Teacher of Hospitality Jennie Edwards said, “We are very grateful to Simon for coming into school and teaching the students. It is a really valuable experience for them as they will be preparing full restaurant quality meals later this year as part of their GCSE.”

19 June 2015

Simon and Hospitality students

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