On Wednesday evening we kicked off the first of three Staff Culinary Therapy and Education sessions. This one was titled ‘Hey There, Sweet Thing!’
Nine staff from a range of areas and departments at the College, both teaching and non-teaching, took on the challenge of learning about textural and compositional changes to sweet treats. Our menu consisted of Strawberry and Vanilla Macarons, Lemon Meringue Pie and Honey Pannacotta. We began with something to nibble while watching an educational Macaron demonstration, where specific culinary terminology was taught, like the term ‘Macaronage’.
It was such a wonderful experience for staff who don’t always work together, and some not knowing one another, to spend time doing something fun, learning some new skills and getting better acquainted with their colleagues along the way. A big thanks to the team that came along. Our next session is taking place in Week 6 and is called ‘ Doh, I Did it Again!’ which will look into relieving stress as we work with a range of doughs.
Head of Creative Design Industries