On Wednesday 24 November Dulwich College in Singapore hosted Marco Pierre White. The English celebrity chef was travelling in Singapore for a MasterChef event and took the time to visit the College for an afternoon. Marco Pierre White answered questions from students and parents at the Clock Tower Café and was interviewed by Year 8 student Sahil G for The Dulwich Times student newspaper. He was kind enough to hold a cooking demonstration for over 80 members of staff. The Michelin-starred chef cooked a risotto milanese with the help of his chosen sous-chef, Year 3 teacher Gareth Randell. He answered questions as he cooked and staff learned that his favourite meal to prepare is roast chicken, he grates his onions rather than chopping them, and he believes it is more important to consider who you would eat your last meal with than what you would eat.
The Dulwich College International family of schools recognises the importance of healthy eating for the well being of every child. Last academic year the family of schools worked with another British Michelin-starred chef, Marc Fosh. Marc visited six of the Dulwich College International schools to speak to students, parents and staff about nutrition, foods that boost performance inside and outside the classroom and creativity in cooking. The team created a recipe box that featured Marc’s creations alongside recipes submitted by students, parents and staff members. All the selected recipes promote healthy eating and were reviewed by a nutritionist to include nutritional tips. Marc also worked with the school catering teams to develop a number of dishes that have been featured on school menus.
We are always looking for different ways to engage students in their learning. Visits from experts across a wide range of disciplines offer our students unique learning experiences that encourage creativity and spark new ideas.