During his visit to St Swithun’s in Winchester, chef Idris Caldora taught year-four pupils about the importance of healthy balanced diets. He brought with him a selection of foods which the children smelt, touch and tasted. They made distinctions between bitter, sharp, salty and sugary foods and came away with the message that food is “a medicine which makes us healthy”.
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ objectives are focused on the education and training of young people in the hospitality industry through the provision of career opportunities, as well as on raising standards and awareness of food, food provenance, cooking and service.
The school will be hosting a further chef-led workshop when the children will learn cooking skills in the kitchen.