Search

Aspiring chefs from New City College get hands dirty at ‘field to table’ course

PUBLISHED: 11:13 25 June 2018

Michael Ofori and Tariq Mohamed planting. Picture: Sanjay Bhattacharya for Root Camp

Michael Ofori and Tariq Mohamed planting. Picture: Sanjay Bhattacharya for Root Camp

Archant

Dozens of catering students got their hands dirty in a “field to table” course in Suffolk.

The group eat together after a day of foraging. Picture: Sanjay Bhattacharya for Root CampThe group eat together after a day of foraging. Picture: Sanjay Bhattacharya for Root Camp

The youngsters from New City College spent half a day foraging and planting a herb garden and the second half creating dishes with professional chefs.

The course in Blakenham was run by healthy eating charity Root Camp UK.

Tariq Mohamed, 19, said : “It was great to get out and see where all the herbs come from!”

Root Camp CEO Cassia Kidron added: “It was a delight to see aspiring chefs planting herbs, foraging and exploring new tastes in their cooking.

“I don’t think any one of the groups had cooked in a chicken shed before! Nor with pine needles, elderflower and mallow - and it was a blue-skied day – so we ate all our meals outside, from platters heaped with delicious food. The whole environment seemed to allow for exploration, enquiry – and joy.”

For more on Root Camp, click here.

Latest Hackney Stories

13:00

Clapton boss Jonny Fowell had plenty of praise for Barkingside manager Michael Walther despite sealing a 3-0 victory against his side on Friday evening.

Josh Coulson discussed coming up against two old team-mates and how O’s have a job to do

The Spurs forward reflected on the 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion and the focus on his form

10:00

Middlesex captain Dawid Malan admitted his side didn’t bat well enough on day one of their County Championship Division Two match at Durham.

09:00

Amid an underwhelming season at Middlesex one man at least can allow himself a quiet smile of satisfaction.

07:51

Stuart Law will leave his role as West Indies head coach to take over at Middlesex from next season.

A tenant of Hackney Council has been forced to pay nearly £148,000, after an investigation found he had been illegally subletting his property whilst living elsewhere.

From start-ups to household names, the Gazette takes to the streets each week to find and profile a local business with a difference. This week we spoke to a Newington Green cobbler who has been fixing and flogging shoes to the community for the past 35 years.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists