As I come to the end of my internship at The Kid’s Cookery School, as well as my experience in London, I find myself reflecting on my time here. Last week was filled with Christmas specials, one by Alex Mackay, and the other led by Fiona, as well as my final trip to a school. The Christmas special with Alex Mackay was really special. Families came with their children and Alex led them through creating a great Christmas meal. The next day, Fiona worked with a group of special needs adults, most of whom attended the workshop the previous year, and made a great Christmas meal as well. Seeing how excited the adults were when they first arrived, followed by how proud they were of the food they made, was extremely amazing. They created a menu starting with a festive chicken dish with peppers, chestnuts and bacon, to mince pies. Friday we were in Cubitt Town Infant School and made a savoury rice dish with the students that they all really enjoyed making. My last few days here we have had Christmas courses during the day in The Kid’s Cookery School office. Throughout the courses we’ve been making numerous dishes. The past two days we have made a chicken dish with vegetables and chestnuts, a savoury rice, corn fritters, Christmas sables, chocolate chip cookies, and mince pies. The kid’s, as well as myself, have truly enjoyed the classes! In fact, I tried my first mince pie, and loved it!
During my time at The Kid’s Cookery School, I have learned so much and am truly grateful for the experience I was given.