On Thursday 14th May, the 2015 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students practised their camp cooking skills under the expert guidance of Catering Manager Mrs Bartlett and new chef Mr Trigger.
Learning firstly about the camp stoves that will be used on the expedition, the Swedish Army developed ‘Trangia’, students asked some really good questions before moving on to the practical part of the session.
Mrs Bartlett gave advice on the types of foods that are great for expeditions and tips on how to carry ingredients. Then, with some guidance,students proceeded to produce a pasta meal using a single cooking pot. The variety of meals across the teams was good to see, and this session has certainly reinforced existing skills, as well as given the teams plenty of ideas about what they are going to cook when on the expeditions.
A big thank you goes to Mrs Bartlett and Mr Trigger for leading this session.