S3/P3 Cooking experience


Preston Lodge Home Economics department welcomed 16 very young pupils to their kitchens this week. Primary 3 pupils from Prestonpans Infant school came to work with S3 Hospitality pupils and gain some experience in the kitchen.

A three week programme has been planned:-

Week 1- An introduction to the practical rooms and some of the equipment. This will be followed by making/desiging cheesy toast faces, then sampling some strawberry & peach smoothie

Week 2 – Using another part of the cooker to create Tomato & Beans Tortilla wraps

Week 3 – Something sweet to create a balance – Fruity cookies

Both the S3 and P3 pupils were very excited about the opportunity, they participated fully throughout. The senior pupils were assisting our young cooks in creating their savoury treats, ensuring they used the equipment safely at all times. A slight challenge was the height of the work surfaces, however easily overcome with the stools and older pupils assistance.

We look forward to welcoming pupils from some of the other local schools to enjoy this experience in the near future.

Celebrating National Farmhouse Breakfast Week


S3 Hospitality celebrated National Farmhouse Breakfast week in style. They organised a brunch event for staff in school on thursday 4th February 2010.

The menu included a starter of fruity yogurt museli, followed by a choice from

Eggy bread muffins with bacon & grilled vine tomatoes

Local sausages & caramelised red onion baguette

Breakfast Pizza

Smoked fish cakes with poached eggs

Banana & Maple syrup pancake stacks

This was followed by serving tea & coffee with a slice of Banana breakfast loaf.

This was a great experience for the pupils to plan, organise,make and serve a whole variety of dishes. They sourced and developed the recipes to appeal to the staff who booked a place for Brunch. A great effort by all involved, a great way to recognise the importance of ‘Breakfast’.

Well done to all the S3 pupils participating!