Harrow Way Catering students were treated to a day of celebrity chefs, cooking inspiration and exciting new flavours as they attended the BBC’s flagship Good Food Show in Birmingham recently. The trip, for 45 Year 9 students was designed to inspire their cooking creativity and develop their understanding regarding the provenance of food.

The BBC Good Food Show is one of the nations most loved food events, renowned for its line-up of the UK’s best chefs, expert cooking demonstrations and numerous producers of fine food and drink.

Commenting on the value of taking her students on the trip Emma Law, Teacher for Hospitality and Catering said: “This is a unique opportunity to see chefs at the very top of their game demonstrating the latest skills and techniques, using innovative cooking equipment. Not only did I want the students to experience new food and flavours, I also wanted them to see the career opportunities this industry offers.”

An important part of the trip was also the opportunity for students to explore and understand the origins of food. With a vast array of food producers, many offering tasting samples, the students gave their taste buds a treat trying new flavours while also learning more about the new food they were tasting.

Commenting on what some students described as the highlight of the day Emma Law said: “There were so many celebrity chefs milling around the show which delighted a number of the students who were keen to grab a selfie or two. But I have to say they were all mesmerised and totally engaged with the Great British Bake Off 2015 winner Nadiya Hussain’s Halloumi and Spinach wraps and Date and Orange Crescents cooking demonstration.”