Celebrity chef Eric shares his secrets with school students
Twelve Harrington Sound Primary School students cooked up a treat with the help of celebrity chef Eric Adjepong.
The school has a partnership with the Loren Hotel, where Mr Adjepong - a finalist on the Top Chef television series - is hosting a guest chef weekend.
Principal Cindy Weeks said: “Chef Eric was able to impart his knowledge and skill in the area of culinary arts to the students in a fun and engaging way.
“At the end of the session, students squared off in a pizza making competition that saw anything from stuffed crust to thin crust and even a calzone made by P6 student NaZiah Heaven. All their own creations!”
Ms Weeks also made her own pizza with goat cheese and home-made pesto - the creation of the school custodian, James Trott.
The pizzas were judged and the winner was Khairi Hollis, with Samir Williams runner-up and third place going to Amani Outerbridge.
Yesterday’s cooking experience was part of “club time” at the school, when all the students engage in activities which promote and stimulate teamwork, collaboration, innovation and creativity, while exposing the children to “out of the box” skills.
Ms Weeks thanked Andre Roberts, the head of the food and beverage department at the Loren Hotel and his team of professional chefs.
Mr Adjepong was a finalist on season 16 of Bravo's Top Chef and a contestant on season 17 of Top Chef All-Stars, where he earned consistent acclaim from judges and popularity among viewers.
A first-generation Ghanaian-American born and raised in New York City, Mr Adjepong sources the flavours and influences in his cooking from many of the West African dishes he grew up eating.
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