Chefs butchering lessons

HIT training have been supporting some of our Year 10 lessons. They have shown students how to butcher poultry and fillet fish, whilst discussing economising, seasonality and cooking a final meal. In the latest lesson the chefs taught the students how to fillet and portion a salmon thinking about cost control, as well as how they would use the off cuts in dishes like fish pie and fish cakes. Students deboned and then made a fusion of Asian flavours and baked the fish in a parchment parcel. These skills have supported students in achieving the highest practical skill grades for their final assessments. The chefs will be returning next term with previous students from Maidenhill that are now qualified chefs at Calcot Manor.