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Chef gives taster of career to local academy students

A top Hilton chef has visited Tudor Grange Academy to give pupils a taste of a career in cooking

George Outhwaite, Hilton Birmingham Metropole and Year 9 and 10 students at Tudor Grange Academy
George Outhwaite, Hilton Birmingham Metropole and Year 9 and 10 students at Tudor Grange Academy

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.”

 

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