The rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the children who took part in the Kidz Kitchen at the Highcliffe Revival Food Festival. All sessions for the popular workshops were fully booked throughout the day. The Kitchen was sponsored by local award winning butcher Chris Watson and Rachel Hills owner of the Skylight Kitchen Cookery school and backed by the Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust.

Children from ages 7-12 years old were taught by Rachel and Rod Hills to cook chicken schnitzels with a tomato salsa and cheesy bean and sweetcorn cakes. Each child was given their own set of ingredients and equipment to use.

Sponsor Chris Watson said “I was delighted to support this event as I am very keen to encourage children to cook. They learnt how to prepare and cook chicken safely and how to add a tasty sauce and accompaniments. They were so proud with achievements and then able to enjoy the results with their families later in the day.”

Pic shows Rachel Hills teaching the children to prepare their chicken with a good bash!