Youngsters cook up a storm in Hampshire charity project

Members of the project

Members of the project

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YOUNG people from the Community Roots charity had the chance to cook with some of Hampshire’s top chefs.

It was part of a skills workshop organised by the Ideal Collection, which owns The Bugle in Hamble and The Boat House in Swanwick and Chichester.

The next step for the participants is to complete their level two certificate in food hygiene.

Oliver Weeks, managing director

Teaming up with the Community Roots project at the White Star Tavern in Southampton, head chef Matt Noonan showed the team how to create a selection of tasty treats using allotment produce, including sea bass with tomato stew and a roast kohlrabi and Swiss chard dish.

Managing director Oliver Weeks said: ‘The next step for the participants is to complete their level two certificate in food hygiene.

‘Then, in late September, which is harvest time at the allotment, we’re inviting them back to create a Community Roots relish.’

Community Roots initiative is a therapeutic horticultural scheme designed to support those who are marginalised by society. For more information people can visit idealcollection.co.uk/foundation.

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