Youngsters cook up some fun and the perfect smoothie in kitchen challenge

PUPILS were treated to a cookery roadshow as part of British Food Fortnight.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 10:32 am
Updated Friday, 12th October 2007, 2:41 pm

Year 4 youngsters at Woodseats Primary were given lessons on food and methods and learned how to make the perfect smoothie.

The Cook For Life show was organised by appliance manufacturer Kenwood, which is backing a contest for schools across the country.

Schools which integrate cook-ery most successfully into lesons will win a set of kitchen equipment, including smoothie makers, digital scales and aprons.

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The overall winner will also win an iconic Kenwood Chef to use in home economics and food technology classes.

“We want to help cooks of the future...Sheffield could produce the next Jamie or Nigella!” said the company’s spokesman Simon Boniface.

As part of the initiative an online resource has been developed for teachers, which could help in developing the role of food preparation and cooking in schools.

“Almost 70 per cent of Britons spent half of shopping budgets on pre-prepared food,” Simon said. “Hopefully this initiative will ignite a passion for cooking in young chefs. If we can help teach basics, we may reform the next gener-ation’s eating habits.”