Chilton pupils learn to create perfect pasta

Children with chef Lorenzo Di Francesco

Children at Chilton Primary in Ramsgate have learned tasty tips on how to create the perfect pasta.

The Year 6 group welcomed Italian chef Lorenzo Di Francesco into school to find out more about making the fresh ingredients that are the staple diet for a range of culinary creations.

Eager to learn how to make the nutritious and varied meal, pupils were given step-by-step hints.

They measured the ingredients, made pasta dough, found out how to use traditional pasta-making machines, and then learned how to make a simple pasta sauce to complete their meal.

The apprentice pasta-makers took their pasta home and were challenged to cook and serve the dish as their dinner.

Teacher Helen Rowland-Hill who is Head of Key Stage 2 at Chilton said: “The children loved every minute of working with such an energetic and enthusiastic teacher as Lorenzo.

“The food certainly went down well – one parent told us ‘this was a great idea; I’m not sure dried penne will cut it in the future’.

“It was wonderful seeing the children learning a new life skill that they can teach their families at home.  They also created their own recipe cards so that they would be able to teach other children or their adults at home.”

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The importance of the visit was stressed by Deputy Head of School Hannah Cheshire. She said: “Watching a professional at work is a great way to learn.

“First-hand experience creating a simple and satisfying pasta dish certainly engaged our children who are proud of making real pasta and then serving it at home with their own sauce. It is a perfect example of creative learning in action.”

Mr Di Francesco who now lives in Ramsgate and is a parent at Chilton Primary owns The Foreign Embassy that hosts conceptual pop-up food events and bespoke dining experiences.

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