Year 7 students at Dane Court took part in an International food evening with great panache this year, presenting dishes from 34 different countries. All corners of the world were represented.
Parents and visitors were bowled over by the huge variety of foods the students had cooked. Many parents admitted they did not know what to expect and could not believe the scale of the displays. This year the food evening was opened by Thanet’s celebrity baker Chetna Makan and heralded by The Broadstairs town crier. More than 600 people attended.
The school was grateful to the traders who came along to add to the evening with displays of specialist foods and drinks. The school jazz band and talented year 7 soloists provided musical entertainment on stage. Parents kindly donated raffle prizes.
In the weeks preceding the event students had the opportunity to practice their dishes and prepare display materials to inform their guests about their country.
Judith Baker, head of the food technology department, said: “The students did us proud. They produced some superb food, including a wide range of curries from Thailand and the Far East, maple syrup cake from Canada, sushi from Japan and many other delectable dishes from a diverse range of countries across the world.
“They enthusiastically enticed the visitors to try their food and were a great credit to the school and to their parents.”