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During the summer holidays we run a series of cookery classes for students who are completing their Duke Of Edinburgh’s Gold Residential Award. These are some of the photos of the fun we’ve been having so far this summer.

 

Duke of Edinburgh Pizza Making

 

Each class included four nights’ accommodation in our onsite, 4* bed and breakfast and 5 days in the kitchen, creating an extensive variation of dishes that have been specifically designed so that they learn a varied selection of different techniques along the way.  The students cook everything they eat throughout the week from healthy breakfast options to entertaining on a budget, cake baking and perfect pastry!2016-08-04 12.56.03

 

 

The class is designed to prepare the students for life away from home, whether it be that they are heading off to university or going on a gap year so as well as menu planning and cooking on a budget, students are taught:

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  • The art of Silver Service
  • Safety in the kitchen
  • Store cupboard essentials
  • Healthy eating
  • Use of leftovers.

 

The classes also go on a tour of our surrounding privately owned farmland, on which they even dig up potatoes for the roast dinner which they make for themselves and their Assessor on final evening.

Each student leaves having successfully completed their Duke Of Edinburgh Award with Recipe Folder and a Two Week Menu Plan.

Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Gallery

 

Pizza Making

Pizza Making

Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie

Knife Skills

Knife Skills

Meringue Roulade

Meringue Roulade

Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie

Group Shot

Group Shot

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Pizzas

Pizzas

A Sunny Lunch

A Sunny Lunch

Chocolate Fudge Cake!!

Chocolate Fudge Cake!!

Spicy Parsnip Soup, Mackerel Pate with A Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

Spicy Parsnip Soup, Mackerel Pate with A Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

Butchery Skills

Butchery Skills

Roast Chicken Thighs with Lime and Ginger

Roast Chicken Thighs with Lime and Ginger

Assessment evening - Roast Dinner

Assessment evening – Roast Dinner

Butchery Skills

Butchery Skills – Jointing a chicken

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

Spiced Chicken Wraps & Pittas

Spiced Chicken Wraps & Pittas

Butchery Skills

Butchery Skills

Roast Pork and Yorkshire Puds!!

Roast Pork and Yorkshire Puds!!

Butchery Skills

Butchery Skills

Minted Quinoa Salad, Check Pea and Sweet Potato Salad

Minted Quinoa Salad, Check Pea and Sweet Potato Salad

Meringue Roulade

Meringue Roulade

Pancakes

Pancakes

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Assessment Evening

Assessment Evening

Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie