Reigate Grammar School gets Indian cooking masterclass

Reigate Grammar School gets Indian cooking masterclass

Celebrity chef Hari Ghotra has given an Indian cooking masterclass at Reigate Grammar School to support a bursary fund.

Ghotra is a parent of a child who has recently started at the school and wanted to support the Reigate Grammar School Foundation’s Changing Lives campaign which provides financial support to pupils who might otherwise be unable to attend the school. £3m has already been raised and there are already more than 150 children at the school on means-tested fee support.

“People often tell me that cooking Indian food is a challenge: spices worry them, chilies worry them, and everyone thinks Indian food is unhealthy,” said Ghotra.

“The masterclass was a fantastic opportunity to help with all of those questions and worries as well as cooking up a storm with so many wonderful people. Everyone left with boxes filled with fragrant Indian dishes, all cooked by them, to share with their families for a curry-fuelled Saturday night in.”

The masterclass and other parent-led events has raised £1,600 for the campaign.