Tameside College cookery students were treated to a visit from EHL Ingredients this week, to learn all about the wonderful world of herbs and spices.
Debadutta Jayaprakash, Msc Food Science, Technical Manager at EHL Ingredients, based in Reddish, Stockport, visited the college on Beaufort Road, Ashton-under-Lyne to present an educational workshop on the history, classification and uses of herbs and spices from around the world.
The interactive session showed the group over 90 examples of herbs, spices and blends with the students learning about culinary and medicinal uses and benefits of the food ingredients.
The students were from the first year Bakery and Confectionery Excellence Diploma Level 1 course, group C and second year Catering Level 2 Professional Chefs Culinary Diploma Mature group.
Chef/Tutor Paul Yau, NVQ Level 2 course teacher and chef, comments: “This was a great opportunity for our students to learn about international herbs and spices first hand from an industry expert and the session was really engaging and interactive. It was a real honour for us to welcome Debadutta and his presentation really inspired the students. We’re planning some more activity where they can put their new knowledge into practice in the classroom and the demo kitchens so there should be some spicy dishes on their way!”
Debadutta adds: “It was great to meet the students and teach the next generation of chefs about the world of herbs and spices. They were a great group to work with, and clearly very talented and interested in this area of the food industry. They really got involved with the session and we wish them all the best with their studies.”
The session took place at Tameside College on Wednesday 30th April.
EHL Ingredients is based in Reddish, Stockport and is an importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world. From herbs and spices, to beans, pulses and dried fruit, it supplies over 300 food ingredients to all areas of the food industry, and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 50 custom blends. EHL Ingredients’ products are used in foods such as breads and bakery items, ready meals, healthy snacks and soups and sauces.
To find out more about EHL Ingredients, visit www.ehl-ingredients.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 480 7902.