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!