Fat Duck chefs pay a visit to Furze Platt Infant School

Will Taylor

Will Taylor

Chefs from one of the world’s most famous restaurants treated children at Furze Platt Infant School to a demonstration of healthy and creative food preparation.

Ashley Palmer-Watts and Tom Allen, who work for Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin-starred Fat Duck in Bray High Street, visited the school in Oaken Grove to work with pupils in year one.

The children, who have been covering ‘you are what you eat’ as their topic this term, were given a demonstration on ice cream making.

The chefs used liquid nitrogen in the creation process, which took place in the school hall, and later allowed children to make their own toppings.

The 90 children of year one all attended, in classes of 30 at a time, throughout the morning.

Jane Indge, deputy headteacher, said: “They were talking about the ingredients they were using.

“They talked the children through the whole process.

“The children were very involved in the tasting.”

This is the first time chefs from the Fat Duck have visited the school for such a demonstration, but Ms Indge was keen to invite them back.

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