Celebrity chef helps to open Lavant school’s new food technology centre

C121673-1 Chi Lavant Tasting  phot kate''Celebrity chef Brian Turner and chef Giles Thompson from the Earl of March, who are taking part in the Chef Adopt a school scheme with Lavant House. Here with pupils Isobel Hoskins, nine, Roxy Mitchell, seven, and Annabel Thompson, seven.C121673-1
C121673-1 Chi Lavant Tasting phot kate''Celebrity chef Brian Turner and chef Giles Thompson from the Earl of March, who are taking part in the Chef Adopt a school scheme with Lavant House. Here with pupils Isobel Hoskins, nine, Roxy Mitchell, seven, and Annabel Thompson, seven.C121673-1
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PUPILS at Lavant House School had a culinary treat in store when one of Britain’s best-known chefs arrived to open the food technology room.

Brian Turner, a well-known Michelin-starred chef, arrived at the school alongside local chef, and owner of the Earl of March gastropub, Giles Thompson, as part of the Chefs Adopt a School scheme.

Kate Bartholemew, head teacher at Lavant House, said: “We are delighted Mr Turner was able to come and open our new food technology centre. We know that he is very committed to the training of young people in the hospitality and catering industries. “His continued work as part of the Princes Trust and commitment to developing apprenticeships and other opportunities is vital for opening up a whole world of exciting careers for our young people.”

Giles Thompson was invited to the food technology room to talk to junior pupils about where food comes from, how it is grown and how to cook it.

The school’s new food technology room which features colour tiles designed by the pupils on a culinary theme, will become the centre for cooking and nutrition for both senior and junior school pupils.