Students become teachers at pop up cookery school

March 9, 2017

A pop up cookery school event took place in the Training Kitchen on 15 February at South Downs College, giving staff the opportunity to learn some new skills from Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business students who also organised the event as part of their course.

The aim of the event, called Culture Club was to give participants an insight into different ethnic backgrounds and traditions. The Trainee Chefs that included the Principal, lecturers and support staff were taught how to cook a three course meal including tiropita, samosas, chicken curry, gulab jamun and baklava that covered three different styles.

The organisers, Sarah Kettlewell, Shazna Begum, Fatima Khatun and Artemis Proddow are also part of Evolve, the student-led enterprise society for any student wanting to explore their ideas and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set. Events such as Culture Club are essential in giving students real life experience.

Claire Andrews, Lecturer said:

‘What a fun way to spend a lunch hour – learning how to cook a curry from some students who really knew how to do it well.  I’ve taken a few good secrets back to my own kitchen.  An interesting combination of dishes from India, Bangladesh and Greece made a great lunch!’