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Seasonal Solutions in Edinburgh Schools

Congratulations to the ten Catering Managers from City of Edinburgh Council schools who attended a Food for Life Scotland seasonality training workshop on 10th May!

The Bronze Food for Life Served Here award guarantees that Edinburgh’s primary school meals are always at least 75% freshly prepared from scratch, featuring Scottish and seasonal ingredients where possible. As staff cooked and ate together they discussed ideas to incorporate even more seasonal ingredients into school menus.

A delicious selection of UK-grown veg was supplied by George Andersons & Sons, including East Lothian rhubarb, Scottish carrots, and Scottish parsley. After a tasting session, cooks got stuck in to prepare a seasonal feast for lunch, working together on a series of dishes including:

  • Creamy seasonal smoked mackerel potato and sandwich filling
  • Seasonal 'slaw for jacket potatoes and sandwiches
  • Kale Crisps
  • Broccoli and cheese baked potato
  • Popeye cheese straws
  • Seasonal Couscous with Peas and Mint
  • Roasted new potatoes
  • Roasted carrot humous (nut free)
  • Wild Garlic Pesto

The session was held at Liberton High School – thanks to Catering Manager Lorna McKenna who graciously loaned her kitchen for the workshop.

Well done to all on an informative, inspiring, and enjoyable workshop!

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