Year 10 Budehaven masterchefs cook up an Indian feast

By Karen Thorsen Hamer:

In recent years a number of articles have been published lamenting the inability of young people to cook simple meals – “Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook,” is the title of one Huffington Post article.

At Budehaven, the Food and Catering department is working to reverse that trend and they are doing a marvellous job!

On the last Friday in April the Year 10 Food and Catering students cooked a three-course Indian Banquet. To accomplish this culinary delight the Year 10s had spent time planning the meal and then invited some of the Friends of Budehaven for a taster session.

“You could tell this was going to be a fabulous meal,” said one after tasting the food. The John Ward Hall was transformed with vibrant lighting, soft music and colourful table decorations. The Year 10 students acted as hosts to the 120 parents and staff who supported the event and who enjoyed the delicious food. At the end of the evening, any spare food was donated to the Food Bank for others to be able to enjoy.

The whole event raised a brilliant sum of £1323, which goes straight back into the school to help buy much-needed equipment for the Food and Catering department, as well as other parts of the school being helped by the Friends of Budehaven.

There are a number of thank yous. The meal and raffle were supported by generous donations from some great local businesses.

These businesses are Bude Spice (Bude), Co-op (Bude), Moores Butchers (Bude), Morrisons (Bude), The Bush Inn (Morwenstow), Welcombe Pottery (Welcombe), Penleaze the Salon (Marhamchurch) and Furniture Re-Design (Bude). We can’t thank you enough for all of your support. A big thank you also goes to Mrs Edwards and Mrs Windle for their vision. They worked tirelessly, stimulating their students with their enthusiasm and creativity.

The biggest thank you, though, must go to the Year 10 students. Working as a team they created beautiful looking and fabulous tasting food. They are a credit to themselves, the Food and Catering department, and the whole school.

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