On Thursday 30th January 2014, Kingsbury High School’s Governors were invited to the school and treated to a lavish cream tea.
School Chef, Dean Bolton, was in charge of the catering for the event and decided to call on some help from three Year 9 and three Year 10 students. The students were given the opportunity to work in the school kitchen for the day to experience, first hand, the pressure of working in a professional kitchen and to a tight deadline.
The students each chose one or two items to prepare from start to finish and were supervised and mentored by Dean. He said “The students had previously been observed and mentored by me in one of their cookery lessons and I selected them for this opportunity because they showed real flare and potential in the kitchen.
They got it right the first time. Nothing went wrong, they were absolutely amazing and I was really, really impressed with them.”
The governors arrived to see a spread of vegetarian quiche, chicken & potato pie, macrons, scones, shortbread, profiteroles, chocolate whoopies and for some added glamour, some glitter meringue droplets.
Parent Governor, Jag Minhas said “Upon entering the room, it was a complete surprise to all of us – the setup was visually stunning. Everything looked great, the presentation was astounding. It was how I imagined having tea at the Ritz, but in our very own school! The whole event, quality of the food and the way it was presented was awesome!”
Student, Sajah Al-Ali, aged 14 made the chicken & potato pies and 180 profiteroles. She said “Working in a professional kitchen was so fun. It was one of my happiest days! I learnt how to pipe properly and Mr Bolton gave me lots of useful tips. In the future, I want to open a bakery.”
The students will be recognised for their achievement in a school assembly and will be treated to a free breakfast club meal.