Nhill College students learn cooking skills from chef

NHILL food technology students were able to learn expert cooking skills from a professional chef.

Bendigo chef Adrian Hensley, from Secret Garden Catering, visited the school earlier this month and ran a cooking class with students.

College’s Bianca Roantree said he taught the students how to prepare a three-course meal.

“They loved the experience and made beautiful food,” she said.

“The food was served to the principal that evening.”

The home economics centre was transformed into a pop-up restaurant for the class.

The three-course menu consisted of seared duck breast salad, porterhouse steak, three cheese croquettes, and a sponge cake with 11 layers. 

Ms Roantree said being in a rural area, the students didn’t get experiences like this very often.

“They were able to get expert tips from the industry,” she said.

“The students got so much out of it.”

Hensley will return to the college next year to run another class.

“We are definitely excited to have him back,” Ms Roantree said.

“It worked so well and the students learnt about menu planing and got catering experience.”

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