Celebrity chef Ellis Barrie of the Marram Grass in Anglesey, North Wales, will be hosting cookery classes at a local secondary school to encourage students to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.
Each of the 13 GCSE pupils studying Catering & Hospitality at Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern will take part in the classes when they begin on 15th October, first learning about knife skills.
“I’m so excited to be working with Bodedern and their catering students,” said Barrie. “There is such a struggle to find chefs across the UK and it is down to the restaurant industry to do something about it. Even if none of the students become chefs, I still think educating children about food and provenance is so important. I’ll be bringing in amazing local produce and will showcase the very best of what North Wales has to offer.”
Barrie will deliver the classes three to four times a year and he hopes to get other local chefs and producers involved too.