After winning the local final of the Future Chef competition, on Tuesday 6th February 2018, Grace Ojumu 8C represented KHS in the regional final.
The competition which took place in London South East College, Orpington Bromley had participants from six other schools including Blenhein Surrey, Passmores Academy, Featherstone High School and Sacred Heart of Mary Girls School.The students were required to make a two-course meal within ninety minutes. Students were judged by highly experienced chefs who focused on their competence at using cooking skills, the texture, flavour, presentation of their dishes and their ability to apply hygiene and safety rules.I commend Grace for getting to this stage of the competition. She has been a great role model to other students in the school. I am sure that the skills she has gained from the process and feedback from the judges will motivate her to continue to explore her passion for cooking. The winning menu was a venison dish served on a bed of butterscotch sauce and a well garnished panna cotta.
Thank you Chef Mick for his commitment and dedication to the mentoring sessions and a special thank you to ms McNeil, Mr Froy, Ms Vekaria and the PEEL department for supporting and arranging for the chef’s visit and the competitions.
The English National Opera (ENO) continued their relationship with Kingsbury High School by delivering a workshop about their upcoming production of ‘Jenufa’.
Students were taken out of their comfort zone with various performance techniques and exercises. They learnt the story of ‘Jenufa’ and the themes of love, betrayal and jealousy depicted in the opera.
The ENO are running a week long project during the summer holidays where students can be involved in putting on an Opera and many students have shown an interest in taking part which is fantastic.