Opening of new Food Tech room
On Monday 17th July we had the official ‘opening’ of our brand new food room on Upper School. We were very lucky to be joined by former Bridgewater student, Liam Rogers who had the honour of cutting the ribbon!
Since leaving Bridgewater, Liam is firmly making his mark in the food industry world. Some achievements include reaching the final of Masterchef: Professionals, working at the esteemed ‘The Glenagles Hotel’ in Scotland, two Michelin star ‘Restaurant Sat Bains’ in Nottingham, and more recently joining the two Michelin star ‘Moorhall’ in Ormskirk.
On the morning of the opening, we invited a number of Year 9 students who have opted for GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition to watch Liam cook and speak to him about his work.
Liam cooked a stunning summer dish. He accurately sliced fresh scallops which he delicately built into an intricate rose with courgette. This was topped with beautiful seasonal flowers and topped with real caviar. He finished the dish with a velouté.
He shown the students how, in Liam’s words, we ‘don’t always need heat and fire’ to create wonderful dishes. Food doesn’t always have to be ‘cooked’ in the traditional sense, but fresh, seasonal, quality ingredients can complement each other naturally.
Most students (and teachers!) had never tasted scallops and caviar and were very surprised to like them has much as they did, they were also excited to be tasting such expensive and indulgent ingredients.
We are very proud of Liam and everything he has gone on to achieve. It is exciting to see what else the future holds for him. Thanks for being our special guest and ‘opening’ the new food room. We are sure you will inspire the next generation of food students to cook fantastic dishes in our wonderful new food room!