Top award for cookery school

November 29 2013

A LOCAL cookery school has been named as one of the best in the country.

A LOCAL cookery school has been named as one of the best in the country.
102 Cookery School on Gloucester Road was runner up in the Best Day Course and Food Learning Experience Award 2013 in the UK Cookery School of the Year Awards.
The school, which is part of Nailsea Electrical, won the award for its foraging sessions with city chef Toby Gritten, who owns the Pump House and Bird in the Hand.
Giles Pushman, manager at 102 Cookery School, said: “To be named as runner up in this prestigious competition was a fabulous way to end our first year in business.
He explains that the foraging classes for school children are a "nature walk with a difference" as they find safe, natural ingredients before learning how to cook.
Mr Pushman added: “The trips have been run as part of our Bristol School Campaign, 'It’s Cool to Cook', which aims to get more young people cooking.”
Nick Wyke, from Looking to Cook which ran the awards, told 102 Cookery School: "It was a really tough field and we were impressed with your submission - it sounded like a rich and rewarding experience for the school children and a great mix of indoors, outdoors and hands-on fun. Hopefully you'll be able to run more of these courses.”
It is the third award this year for Nailsea Electrical. Owner Ben Gilks was named entrepreneur of the year in the Bristol Business Awards and the company was named best independent store in the country in the Independent Business Awards 2013.
The company opened Kitchens with Nailsea Electrical this year to complement the cookery store and the sales of appliances.
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