Monday, 24 April 2017
As part of the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE, teachers at Bolton School Girls’ Division called in the experts from locally-based Provenance Food Hall and Restaurant to demonstrate the skill of preparing a whole chicken into portions.
In an interactive session, butcher James Morris showed girls how to efficiently dissect a chicken into eight pieces and, working in pairs, the pupils then practised themselves. The prepared pieces were then ready to be used to make a casserole in the next lesson. The girls also learnt about the life of a chicken and how supermarket chickens can often only live for 8 weeks and be pumped up with steroids and water, whereas the chickens that Provenance use have been allowed to grow naturally and fully and are consequently far more tasty!
Company co-owner Brian Tinniswood told the girls how Provenance, based in Westhoughton, formed 20 months ago: “We are real foodies and we care passionately about the quality of our food and where it is from. Being disillusioned with supermarkets and their pre-packaged, uninspiring and uninviting food, we decided to set up our own food hall with the aim of offering quality-sourced products and a personal service making local shopping pleasurable again.”
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