A top Hilton chef has visited Tudor Grange Academy to give pupils a taste of a career in cooking.
Students heard from head chef George Outhwaite and HR manager Julie Priestley, both from The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, about a day in the life of a chef and saw a demonstration of just some of skills required.
They were also able to take part in a unique taste test to teach the pupils how much the flavour of foods were informed by sight alone.
Emily Gupwell, a Year 10 pupil studying GCSE Food and Nutrition, said: “This was a truly amazing event which has made me even more persistent to pursue a career in food and to the level we have witnessed today.”
The visit took place last month as part of the Careers@Hilton Live Week.
Julie added: “It was fantastic to see the students engaged in the activities. A career as a chef is a great opportunity to follow your passion for food and travel the world.
“The students took part in a unique fruit and vegetable taste test which entailed them understanding how much they relied on their sight as well as taste buds.
“The skills required to be a chef were demonstrated by George who filleted a lemon sole and a chicken for the students.
“He also taught the students a simple method of sealing the fish to keep in all of the flavours and textures instead of letting them run into the oil.”