Kitchen Adventures with Mrs Nicholls
The recent lockdown saw the return of the RGS Cooking Club – Kitchen Adventures with Mrs Nicholls. The resounding success of the Club in the first ‘lockdown’ meant that on our first ‘live cook together’ we had upwards of 25 pupils and it felt like we’d never been away. When everything else in our lives is on go-slow, we don our aprons, cause minor havoc in the kitchen, and eat delicious freshly-prepared meals all under the watchful, virtual eye of Mrs Nicholls.
Our mouthwatering meals this term have included: Golden Chicken with Guacamole Salsa and Bacon Breadcrumbs, Creamy Macaroni Cheese and Homemade Garlic Bread, Butter Chicken Curry with Homemade Naan, and on this week’s menu is an Emergency Pudding – for when a cooked pudding is essential to life! Next week will see us making a Mini Christmas Dinner.
I have definitely noticed that ‘lockdown 2.0’ has fine-tuned our cooks and as you can see from their wonderful creations, we really are turning out some talented master chefs! We shall continue to cook together, and I look forward to welcoming any new members next term.
Head of Careers & Enrichment
Some comments from our chefs:
“It always gives me something to look forward to, when everything else in our ‘normal’ lives has been cancelled!”
“I really look forward to coming home and cooking the family dinner from scratch!”
One parent commented:
“Their confidence in the kitchen has grown immensely during these sessions. We have always cooked with him, but learning from a different adult has given him greater independence and freedom and has really boosted his confidence, when presenting a whole meal for the family. Most of all he really enjoys cooking alongside you and his friends, it seems to be a good ‘bonding’ experience, which has been important in these strange days. And the best bit is… that as time has gone on, the kitchen resembles less of a bomb site when he’s finished, and he’s learning to cook more tidily and clear up as he goes.”