Chesterfield Hone Culinary Skills

By: Steve Sutcliffe |
16/09/09 |
Sean Scannell

Chesterfield’s Apprentices have sharpened up their culinary skills after a recent visit to Coghlans Cookery School, based at Sheepbridge.

The youngsters found out about the basics of healthy cooking and eating when they visited the school, which provides advice on healthy food options for sports people.

Coghlans Cookery School runs a special annual charity fund-raising event called ‘Our Sporting Chefs’, which raises money for BBC Children in Need and also enables them to provide healthy eating training for local sports clubs and young professionals.

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With certainly no pretensions of being the next Gordon Ramsey or Ainsley Harriot, Dave Bentley and Mark Jules led their squad through the visit organised by Janet Coghlan and taught by Head Chef Simon Lilley as the lads learned how to prepare Fresh Pasta with a Fresh Tomato Sauce, Kofke Kebabs with various spices and Omelettes.

After some practical kitchen experience the Apprentices sampled the fruits of their labours, enjoying what they had cooked in the adjacent tasting room before leaving with recipes and hints as to how to look after their own healthy eating menu at home.

Youth Team Manager Dave Bentley said:

“For some of the lads it was a real eye-opener on how easy it is prepare a healthy meal from fresh ingredients and they are all keen to put into practice what they have learnt.”

This year, Coghlans fund-raising Sporting Chefs Dinner will be held on Thursday 15th October and will pitch sporting legends against each other in the kitchen, producing different courses for over 50 guests – please see www.sportingchefs.co.uk for more details about this charity.

Chesterfield Apprentices