Italian feast at Wisbech Grammar School raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support as a tribute to a parent who died last year

 Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching

Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching parents, staff and pupils how to prepare classic Mediterranean dishes such as Fresh Pasta, Seafood Lasagne, Risotto, Gnocchi, Panzanella, Fresh Tuna Salad, Chicken with Olives and Capers, Ricotta Tartlets and Panna cotta. - Credit: Archant

An Italian feast was enjoyed at Wisbech Grammar School thanks to a masterclass and pop up restaurant which raised £700 for charity in memory of a parent at the school who died last year.

 Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching

Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching parents, staff and pupils how to prepare classic Mediterranean dishes such as Fresh Pasta, Seafood Lasagne, Risotto, Gnocchi, Panzanella, Fresh Tuna Salad, Chicken with Olives and Capers, Ricotta Tartlets and Panna cotta. - Credit: Archant

The food and nutrition department ran the class, teaching parents, staff and pupils how to prepare classic Mediterranean dishes.

Mrs Sloan, head of food and nutrition, said “It was a wonderful evening, the food was outstanding and atmosphere really lovely.

“Thank you to everyone for coming and helping us to raise in excess of £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“We are making this donation in memory of Mrs Nicholas, Mum to Natasha, who sadly passed away in December.

 Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching

Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching parents, staff and pupils how to prepare classic Mediterranean dishes such as Fresh Pasta, Seafood Lasagne, Risotto, Gnocchi, Panzanella, Fresh Tuna Salad, Chicken with Olives and Capers, Ricotta Tartlets and Panna cotta. - Credit: Archant


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“Mrs Nicholas was a friend of many of the pupils who ran the restaurant and it is in her honour that the group set up the restaurant.”

A group of fifth form food and nutrition pupils ran a pop-up Italian trattoria in the school’s Skelton Hall.

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Food included fresh pasta, seafood lasagne, risotto, gnocchi, panzanella, fresh tuna salad, chicken with olives and capers, ricotta tartlets and panna cotta.

Parents, staff and pupils were invited to dine in the restaurant with all proceeds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The kitchen team consisted of Henry Lankfer, Harry Beresford-Peirse, Cameron Brown, Harriet Munson and Faye Edwards managing the pass.

The front of house team was Jennifer Ross, Anna Kober, Helena Parkinson, Isobel Flint and Susannah Garner.

The bar was run by Ben Trundley and Will Sloan with arrival music played by Max Eales.

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