Year 11 students sampled a modern twist on the traditional afternoon tea as research for their next project on the hospitality and catering course. The students visited Beckworth Emporium near Sywell to see how the professionals do it.
The students are already devising their menus: Sam Hames will make ham, cheese and tomato bread cones, macaroons and a trifle in a shot glass while Leah Simpson is planning mille-feuille with raspberries and cream and bread horns filled with chicken, sweetcorn and mayonnaise.
After the visit Sam said: ‘The food was really good. We went into the boardroom afterwards and discussed how they made the scones and bread. I am enjoying the hospitality and catering course and I want to get an apprenticeship as a chef.’
Leah Simpson added: ‘Beckworth Emporium had taken the conventional afternoon tea and put a modern spin on it, so instead of presenting it on cake-stands they had it on slates. There was more choice of sandwiches than you would normally get and the presentation featured different colours and layers.’
Teacher Miss Letchet said 'The visit gave the students different ideas on how to present their afternoon teas. They are going to prepare theirs during Week 7 this term and we will have a representative from Beckworth Emporium coming over to see what they have cooked up.’