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Millbrook Academy design a menu fit for The Queen

posted 30 Jul 2013, 02:56 by Google Google   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 03:00 ]
“Design a menu fit for The Queen that celebrates the food produced in your part of the country.” Love British Food

This was the brief that students were given when they entered a cooking competition launched by The Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in partnership with the Diamond Jubilee British Food Fortnight.

The competition inspired the students at Millbrook Academy to design and produce their delicious culinary delights. The menu had to celebrate food from the region where the school is located, so the students chose Gloucester Old Spot sausages as one of the local ingredients for their Millbrook Majestic Menu.

During the cookery club, the students had ‘brainstorming’ sessions together on a suitable menu for the Queen. The competition really made the children aware of the local produce in the area and widened their awareness of where exactly their food comes from and what a fantastic part of the country the South-West is for producing and supplying local produce. All the students involved their families and each week they had a feedback form to fill in on the food they made, so parents and grandparents sampled the items from the menu and gave their opinions (good and bad!). This gave the students the opportunity to take ownership of the development of the menu.

The Head and other teachers were also invited to sample the delights, which made the children very proud. Local retailers have been involved and we would like to thank Over Farm and Ben Creese for their support.

Principal, Jan Scott, said “She was blown away by the whole meal – especially the taste of the Gloucester Old Spot Sausages and was very proud of the students”.



Four winning schools will be asked to take their menus to Buckingham Palace, where Royal Chefs will prepare the food, to be served by pupils from the winning schools, at a special Diamond Jubilee reception in June 2012.