'Inspiring' master class for Weston College's future chefs

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 January 2017

College students learning how to cook using a water bath.

College students learning how to cook using a water bath.


Talented budding chefs at Weston College were given the chance to use hi-tech cooking methods as part of the college's Chefs' Forum Academy.

The students were able to use water bath products which have been used on popular television shows Masterchef and The Great British Menu.

This equipment was provided by Clifton Food Range, which is based in Weston.

The students were also given a master class in this style of cooking – which is known as sous vide – by Christopher Wicks, who is the head chef at Old Down Manor in Bristol.

Catherine Farinha, founder of the Chefs’ Forum, said: “Having an industry expert like Chris Wicks teach Weston College’s catering students will inspire the young chefs and show them the versatility of sous vide cookery.

“They will learn about portion control, quality consistency and all the other advantages of low temperature cookery that make it Wicks’ cooking method of choice.”

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