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Dinner with Ken Hom – at George Heriot’s School

Thursday, February 20 2020, 7pm - 11pm, at George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EQ


Ken Hom OBE, renowned chef, writer, broadcaster and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, is joining pupils from George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh to prepare dinner in support of Action Against Hunger.


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George Heriot’s has taken up the challenge of developing final-year pupils’ cookery skills and food knowledge with a hands-on course that puts pleasure at the heart of learning. Once a week, a group of S6 pupils learn new recipes, cook together and enjoy each other’s company over lunch. Emphasis is placed on cookery as an essential life skill – one that builds pupils’ confidence and prepares them for the future.

The programme also reflects the school’s commitment to promoting positive mental health through a culture of kindness, respect and inclusion. It is this aspect of the initiative that particularly appeals to Ken Hom. “George Heriot’s focus on food education is something to celebrate. It reminds us that cooking and eating together has a humanising effect. It requires us to listen to each other, enjoy each other’s company and build strong, meaningful relationships. Sharing food and drink, and hosting others, is one of life’s greatest pleasures.”

Whilst pupils were aware their learning experience would include preparation of a dinner in support of a chosen charity, they were taken aback to learn it will be for 90 paying guests and be overseen by one of the world’s most admired chefs. They will work alongside Ken and chef Paul Bloomfield (also a Patron of OCC), in the production of an elaborate Chinese banquet.

Tickets cost £60 per guest. The evening will include a drinks reception; Ken Hom in conversation with Donald Sloan, Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective; and a three-course dinner with wine.

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