Carvery firm wants to help get kids cooking

Toby Carvery
Toby Carvery

Budding chefs have the chance to cook up a storm with a relaunched school programme from Hemel Hempstead’s Toby Carvery.

The Maylands Avenue eatery in Hemel Hempstead is appealing for schools in the town to take part in its Chef School scheme, designed to teach children the importance of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Classes of up to 30 children aged between six and 10 are being invited to the restaurant, within the industrial estate’s Travelodge, for a two hour session involving games, educational activities and a free lunch.

Lorraine Fowler, general manager at Toby Carvery Hemel Hempstead, said: “We’re really excited to launch the Chef School this year as we have worked hard on making sure the lesson fits the key stage 1 and 2 curriculum’s focus on healthy eating.

“Our visits therefore are a great way to teach children about vegetables and healthy eating in a unique behind-the-scenes experience.

“We’ve had some brilliant feedback from teachers and pupils who have previously taken part in Chef School and can’t wait to get more schools on board with the initiative.

“A traditional roast dinner is a simple, tasty way of incorporating those all-important five-a-day and our workshops equip children with the information they need in order to make healthier food choices.”

Each pupil will receive a goody bag including a certificate, chef hat and sticker collector booklet featuring a free child’s carvery and ice cream voucher for the next time they visit with family.

Teachers and parents can click here to register interest in the Toby Carvery Chef School, or speak to Lorraine in the restaurant.