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Hatch End High School Students Visit West Herts College

Year 11 students from Hatch End High School utilised one of our professional kitchens to help prepare them for an upcoming GCSE assessment. The assessment, ‘International Cuisine’ requires students to prepare and cook a two-course meal for two people based on one country they have researched.

Andy Wakeford, chef and Programme Co-ordinator at West Herts College organised a cooking session to give students an insight into different tastes and styles of cuisine and culinary skills. Andy explained, “This was a great experience for students. They all gained invaluable knowledge, and learnt at least one new skill from the session. It was also very fun – exactly what cooking should be about”.

Students prepared and cooked a variety of different dishes, including:

Year 11 student Charlotte, pictured to the left will be joining West Herts College this September to study Professional Cookery. Charlotte said, “I visited the College on an Open Day and met Andy, I knew straight away I wanted to study here – it seems like a great place to learn, and I can’t wait to start”.





Class teacher Margaret Porter thought the day was a huge success, saying: “We had a fantastic afternoon at the College. It’s great for the students to experience working in a professional kitchen, and everting they learnt can be included in their written coursework. The students were extremely grateful and were talking about what they had seen and done all the way back to school.”

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