The Perse School

Creating the perfect pink pudding

The head chef of Cambridge's Hotel du Vin recently spent an afternoon giving Year 6 pupils advice on what makes a winning pudding. The pupils who attend the school's Cookery Club have two weeks before Jonathan Dean returns to judge a best pudding competition. The winning dish will not only be added to Hotel du Vin's menu but a percentage from each sale will be donated to Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust's (ACT's) Pink Rose appeal.

The Pink Rose Appeal asks people to host a party to raise funds for breast cancer research. The pupils have been tasked with making a 'pink' pudding that would work well at a party.

Mr Dean who gave the chidren various hints and tips on producing mouthwatering desserts, said, "The children were very excited about the competition. They also had plenty of ideas on what they wanted to make. I explained that puddings didn't have to be over complicated and can be something simple, so long as it looked nice and tasted good, and in this case had a pink theme."

Fiona McDonnell, Head of Pastoral Care at The Prep, said, "The boys and girls in the cookery club are very excited about this competition, which not only helps inspire them to cook but also raises funds for such a worthwhile cause."

Jacqui Griffiths, General Manager at Hotel du Vin, said, “We are long supporters of the Pink Rose Appeal and are delighted to once more be involved in fundraising activity for ACT. Working with the pupils at The Perse Prep School helps us to not only raise funds but also work with children to help inspire their culinary talents. We are really looking forward to seeing – and tasting – the results of the pupils hard work!” 

 
 
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