Students work with professional chefs to develop cooking skills The approach to cooking is as ambitious as the architecture. Designed by Foster & Partners, the Folkestone Academy is striking from the outside and inside the cooking facilities are equally impressive. As they’re staffed by professional chefs, the expectations are high.
Using the best quality locally-produced ingredients, KS3 students develop their culinary skills. With an adventurous twist of world flavours they are making Thai green curry and a variety of stir fries. Cooking instructor Sita Himbury adds, ‘It’s nice to have all those lovely flavours they wouldn’t be in contact with in everyday life’. The keenest are given the opportunity to work in the restuarant with the Year 12 & 13 catering students to get a taste of life in a hectic kitchen. Head of food & catering Andy Ferguson explains the benefits – ‘The restaurant kitchen is very inspirational to our younger students’. A satisfied customer has the final word – ‘The raspberry meringue is to die for!’