This dish started as a thank you.
Covid had left the kitchen team at St Ann’s School short-staffed. Anthony stepped up to be their assistant for a little while. To thank him, Head Chef Grace and Sous Chef Alex made a meal in his honour – Pav Bhaji, one of his favourite dishes from back home in Mumbai. Sous Chef Alex said it was one of the most enjoyable school lunches he’d made. For pudding, they had Sevia – a cardamom vermicelli noodle dish.
The team at St Ann’s have often served celebratory dishes, called community meals, for members of staff. They’ve cooked Sudanese food to honour Salma – serving up okra stew, fattoush and vine leaves. For Troy, they cooked his favourite recipes from Taiwan – three-cup chicken with rice and greens. Homemade fresh silken tofu, drenched in cool ginger syrup.
And they like to grow food too – a herb garden has been created on the grounds.
St Ann’s is a SENS school where they’ve decided to put food at its heart. We love the work they do here and hope to share more recipes with you for next International School Meals Day!
Here’s how to cook Pav Bhaji recipe for 100 kids.
At St Ann’s they use dessert spoons as they have so many lying around!
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And most importantly – enjoy!