Celebrity chef Paul Hollywood pays Hitchin a visit
A CELEBRITY chef cooked up a storm and a whole lot more when he visited a Hitchin school last week.
Paul Hollywood, a judge on The Great British Bake Off and a regular contributor to BBC Food recipes, paid a visit to Hitchin Girls’ School on Wednesday.
He showed a group of A Level students how to make bread and scones, which were then sampled by the youngsters afterwards.
“This was a great opportunity for our students to pick up tips from a leading UK Partisan Baker, and witness first hand the difference between mass produced bread and a traditional loaf,” said Rachel Richards, head of Design and Technology at the school.
“Paul also shared much anecdotal knowledge regarding employment opportunities within the food industry and a vast knowledge of baking and breads from around the world.”
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The visit was part of a follow up prize for teacher Simon Ferguson, who was also awarded �1,800 for winning a food competition last year.
“As a baker, I strongly support schools teaching children how to cook,” said Paul.
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“Understanding what goes into food is of vital importance as the skills and knowledge last a lifetime.
“Bread and bakery goods are eaten everyday by nearly all households so they are among the most useful cookery skills to teach.”