Brakes helps take Love British Food/British Food Fortnight messaeg into schools

Brakes will once again be helping to support Love British Food/British Food Fortnight (21st Sept – 6th Oct), this time with a school initiative that will explain to children everything that’s great about British food.

With the support of Brakes, supplier Essential Cuisine will be visiting two schools whose catering operations are run by Brakes customer, Edsential.

Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, Senior Development Chef for Essential Cuisine, will lead a holistic food experience, using the opportunity to engage with the children to teach them about cookery, food provenance, growing their own fruit and vegetables, and healthy eating.

The pupils will explore the taste sensations of salt, sweet, bitter and sour, by trying a selection of foods, whilst Jonathan explains how the tongue tastes each flavour in different ways. The pupils will then be encouraged (under supervision) to prepare a healthy vegetable salad, using British ingredients. They can then eat their hand prepared salads and feel proud of their achievements in preparing the ingredients correctly.

“We are, once again, delighted to be supporting and promoting Love British Food/British Food Fortnight,” says Lisa Johnson, Brakes Sector Marketing Manager – Education. “We see educating children about the great fresh produce and ingredients available on their doorstep as a key part of our role as a responsible supplier.”

As part of the initiative Essential Cuisine and Brakes are also working together to produce a fantastic co-branded recipe book.