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Kids can give Jamie Oliver a run for his money at Becketts Farm
11:50am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
KIDS are getting the chance to rival the likes of Glyn Purnell, Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc as Becketts Farm holds its very own Master-Chef style cooking classes.
Each class aims to educate children about real food and real cooking, and gets them active in the kitchen. They will be taught how to make main meals like mild Thai green curry, penne carbonara with Becketts own bacon, and desserts such as cherry bakewell tarts.
In small groups, the young people take over the Orange Kitchen at Becketts Farm and prepare a main meal and a dessert.
The aim of these new courses is to promote a balanced diet, get children to think about where their food comes from, as well as giving them a chance to try new things and grow confidence.
Spokesman Holly Beckett, who is behind the initiative, said: "Our ethos is that learning about food should be fun, safe and that a balanced, healthy diet is promoted - you can have your pudding and eat it - if you finish your main.”
Each class lasts for three-and-a-half hours and costs £35. Children are able to taste food as they’re making it, and all kitchen equipment and ingredients are provided. Children sample and enjoy the food produced as part of the session, but also get to take some back for their families too. In addition each participant is given a recipe card as a record of what they’ve learnt and so they can reproduce it in their own kitchens at home.
The classes are extremely popular and summer classes have been fully booked. Parents can book places on the Becketts Farm website www.beckettsfarm.co.uk for the next batch of classes for half term in October. The courses are ideal for children aged eight–15.
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