Cooking masterclass served up at Forres Sandle Manor School

Forres Sandle Manor School held a week-long cooking masterclass, Mini Master Chef at the Manor, for children from across the region

Young people from the Fordingbridge area have been improving their culinary skills with the help of a week-long cooking masterclass at Forres Sandle Manor School.

Mini Master Chef at the Manor saw children from across the region attend the course at the Hampshire school.

Each day began with the exploration of a food group – such as herbs, cheeses and fruits – to find out where it comes from and how best to harvest or forage for it.

Participants then went on to prepare a range of meals, including wild garlic pesto, bread, chilli-spiced butternut squash soup with toasted seeds and Eton mess.


“Having trained as a cordon bleu chef, cooking has always been my passion,” said cooking masterclass leader, Kate Chantry, the school’s admissions manager.

“The education around food, its provenance – how, where and when it grows or is farmed – is something I wanted to educate and share with the young cooks of today, plus having lots of fun in the process.”

With the inaugural event hailed as a success, the school is planning future courses for both pupils and parents.

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