Articles by: Kirsten Lauder-Simelane

And so all good things must come to an end…

And so the restaurant evening has come and gone and what a success it was!  The Grade 12’s did an excellent job in the kitchen, being totally stress free and making the whole operation look so simple.  Lindsay van Eeden, our Maitre d’ did a superb job, directing our new Grade 10’s with grace and poise. I would like to[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Consumer Studies

Delicious dinner will delight diners

And so after weeks of preparing for the first restaurant evening, it is almost upon us.  The Hospitality students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 are all geared up and ready for the evening.  The Grade 12′ s will be cooking a four course menu and the Grade 10’s and 11’s will be serving the meal.  The parents of the[Read More…]

by April 25, 2012 Consumer Studies
Say CHEESECAKE!!

Say CHEESECAKE!!

The first “cheese cake” may have been created on the Greek island of Samos. Physical anthropologists excavated cheese moulds there which date back to about 2,000 B.C. Cheese and cheese products had most likely been around for thousands of years before this, but earlier than this goes into prehistory, so we will never really know. In Greece, cheesecake was considered[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Consumer Studies
Garam masala, ginger, garlic, chilli ….

Garam masala, ginger, garlic, chilli ….

So, today the Grade 11’s made beautiful smells in the kitchen.  We tackled curry and it was very successfull. The curry we made today was very fragrant and had fresh ginger, gresh garlic, garam masala, chilli powder and coriander.   We ade the entire school’s mouths water and the Grade 11′ were very pleased with their curries.   Did you know[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Consumer Studies
Chocolate – Food of the gods!!!

Chocolate – Food of the gods!!!

Last week the Grade 10 and 11’s worked with chocolate.  We made various sweets and discovered that chocolate is not always the easist substance to work with. Some very interesting facts about chocolate: More than twice as many women crave and eat chocolate as men do.  Chocolate produces the effects of a mild anti-depressant by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels[Read More…]

by March 13, 2012 Consumer Studies