Hartford High School A Hit Again At Arley Hall

Hartford High School A Hit Again At Arley Hall
Essential  Cuisine

Essential Cuisine

Premium Supplier 5th July 2011

Hartford High School A Hit Again At Arley Hall

Essential Cuisine have once again been working hard with Hartford High School pupils, turning their school grown vegetables into soups and salads at the 17th Arley Hall Garden festival. Three years ago Rob Mainment, the IT teacher at Hartford High School, was tasked with finding a project to captivate the imagination of the school children. He came up with a sustainable “grow your own” and “raised beds” project that the kids really took to it. The project has since grown and, with the help of the Academy of Culinary Arts, the idea of a Hell’s kitchen was born. Last year the children helped cook for 100 people using the produce they had grown. It was a great success and raised enough money to help build more raised beds and buy equipment. Nigel Crane, chef and managing director of Essential Cuisine has been working alongside the children turning their produce in to seasonal, tasty delights. This year the children served up their home made soups and salads during the Arley Garden festival at the food fair in the Cruck Barn. Money made from the sales will ensure the continuity of the project and help expand the school allotment. 

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