On Thursday 8th June, the Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children embarked on a culinary adventure with Darren Tinkler from Roots To Food. Their task was to create Greek keftedes, tzatziki, Greek salad and rice.
Firstly, they began by learning about the different culinary skills they would be using, such as; chopping, mixing, stirring, frying, slicing and marinating. Then the children were quickly organised into groups and each ‘chef’ was assigned a task. Within minutes, there were ‘chefs’ using their claw grip and bridge cut techniques and grating to prepare the ingredients, and soon they were ready to start cooking.
There were many parts to the recipe. The children began by making their tzatziki and Greek salad.
Next came the tricky part, assembling and cooking their meatballs. At this point, Chef Darren took great care to ensure all the children understood the temperatures they were working with and that they knew how to stay safe.
Once all the ingredients were evenly cooked, it was time to plate up their food and taste, and my goodness, the flavours and the smells were divine! The plates full of food were devoured in no time, and the children were excited to take the recipe home to recreate this fantastic meal.
We would like to say a big thankyou to Darren who once again inspired so many children and encouraged a love of cooking!