A children’s royal tea party

2 October 2017

Rosendale Primary School in West Dulwich was delighted to be treated to a spectacular prize winning tea party on Thursday 28 September when two chefs from the Royal Household provided a delicious afternoon tea for 30 children.

Harrison Catering Services successfully bid for the prize at a special fundraising event in aid of The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, an organisation that Harrison works very closely with to deliver the highly regarded ‘Chefs Adopt a School’ (CAAS) programme.  CAAS demonstrates to primary children the importance of eating healthier food cooked from scratch in a fun and interactive environment. Primary schools that are catered for by Harrison entered a special prize draw to win the experience and Rosendale Primary School were delighted to be drawn.

30 children attended the tea party and enjoyed many foods including smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, shaved vegetable and hummus wraps, scones with jam and clotted cream, assorted home-made muffins and chocolate brownies courtesy of the Royal Household. Not only did they marvel at the beautiful array of culinary delights but they also came up with lots of interesting questions for the Royal chefs. The afternoon finished on a high when the highly skilled chefs created a celebration crown cake fit for a Queen which was designed especially for the school.

Head teacher Kate Atkins said “We take great pride in teaching children about food and where it comes from.  We have been part of the ‘Chef’s Adopt a School' scheme for several years and the children learn about and make different foods.  We are thrilled to have had The Queen's chef cooking for us at school”.Claire Aylward, Joint Managing Director of Harrison Catering Services said “The Royal Tea Party was a very special prize and the children will cherish the memories for years to come. We’re very grateful to the Chefs for putting on such a fantastic afternoon tea. The children had a marvellous time and really were treated like royalty.” 

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