Top chef serves up a treat for prizewinning students

Friday 20 November 2015

WEB Nigel Haworth with GSAL prizewinners

Three keen young cooks from The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) enjoyed a memorable day in the kitchen learning from the best in the business.

Lower sixth students Sophie Summersgill and Toby Winston together with Becky Moore, upper sixth, visited the Michelin star restaurant at Northcote in Lancashire to create some stunning dishes under the tutelage of chef patron Nigel Haworth and his team. The restaurant is renowned for its traditional Lancashire recipes with a modern twist, created from local produce.

The students won the chance to spend a day with Nigel courtesy of Grid Thirteen. The north Leeds based luxury kitchen and home interiors studio sponsored the food technology showcase at GSAL last term where students displayed the final products created for their GCSE, AS-level and A-level exams in food technology. Sophie, Toby and Becky were among the lucky winners.

Grid Thirteen’s design director Natalie Fry said: “The students were an absolute pleasure to host in the kitchen and a credit to the school. The staff were so impressed with the level of skill of the students along with the results of their baking. Nigel had a good chat with the students and was suitably impressed with them all!”

Yvonne Wilson, head of food technology at GSAL, said: “The students were deserving winners for the high standard of their practical work and innovative design ideas which reflected current product development trends. The students had an amazing day at Northcote and we thank Grid Thirteen for their support.”

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