Year 10 Chef Demonstration at The Langham Hotel
30 of our Year 10 Food Technology students were very fortunate to have a trip to the Langham Hotel where Mike the Executive Chef gave them a demonstration on how to prepare and cook a delicious 2 course meal. Mike welcomed our group and began with showing students how to prepare a chicken. Students were invited to assist Mike with preparing each stage of the meal. Mike explained to students the cost of a chicken and how this is reflected in what the hotel charge per head for a meal. Nothing is wasted when preparing a chicken and Mike gave examples of what each part of the chicken can be served as – for example, the legs and wings can be used for main course and canapé dishes. Students learnt how to prepare chicken wrapped in bacon with a sage & butter stuffing, flambéed in brandy. Mike then prepared the vegetables. Students were then asked to help prepare a banoffee fool for dessert. Students crushed the biscuits, whipped the cream and constructed the final piece with bananas and a toffee sauce. Mike then taught students some menu maths! Students learnt how much ingredients cost to how much a meal costs to make set against how much the customer is charged. Students were then given a tour of the Langham kitchens and finally were invited into the Langham Restaurant where they were served the same delicious 2-course meal that they had prepared with Mike. Our students had a fantastic time and learned some very useful skills and information to take back to their Food Technology lessons. A big thank you to Mike, Neil and all at the Langham for hosting our Chef demonstration and restaurant experience!