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Secondary Health and Welfare - The Training Kitchen

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Head cook Gaynor Woolfenden and her assistant Julie Binder lead a team of 16 catering staff at Bramhall High in Stockport who cook for 1400 students, trying to make their meals as healthy as possible.

To further this ambition, Gaynor and Julie set off on a two-day course to The Training Kitchen in Essex where they hope to be able to enhance their skills and improve their abilities to design menus which meet nutritional guidelines and stay within budget.

Run by Jeanette Orrey, the pioneering dinner lady and school meals policy advisor, the Training Kitchen offers:

  • Lots of hands-on cooking training
  • Help from Michelin star chef Simon Owen
  • Fresh ingredients from Ashlyn's Organic Farm
  • Essentials such as food safety and theory

Back at school, although it is more time consuming, starting from scratch proves popular, as Gaynor and Julie throw out the packets, make their own white sauce and cook fresh fish.

Part of the series: Inspirations

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