IT was a Thai-themed banquet at Cosgrove High School recently when the school welcomed chef’s Paul and Mon from the Suan Duisit University of Bangkok as part of the Thai Kitchen of the World program.
The guest chef’s treated a number of lucky students to a cooking masterclass, sharing their culinary secrets on how to make a selection of traditional Thai food.
Held over a week-and-a-half, 200 local students from grades nine to 12 participated in the masterclasses at TasTAFE’s Drysdale Campus.
Cosgrove High School food and textile teacher Kellie Adams said the visit allowed students to learn new skills and techniques, experience new ingredients and develop their knowledge of Thai food and culture.
“It was a lot of fun,” she said.
“It was also a fabulous opportunity to discuss future pathways with students, as well as swap understandings from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.”
The program culminated in a reception for 250 guests, featuring a cooking challenge for students studying VET Kitchen Operations programs.
“The reception was a fantastic way to taste a wide variety of Thai dishes prepared by the students,” Ms Adams said.
“The winner of the challenge was Rosny College, whose students presented a very tasty stuffed sago ball and Thai fish cake.”
Two students from Rosny College and their teacher will now travel to Thailand for two weeks to immerse themselves in the art of Thai cuisine and culture.
Caption: Chefs Paul and Mon with Cosgrove High School cooking students and their teacher Kellie Adams.