Bored students turn beans on toast into fine dining experience in lockdown
We’ve all found ourselves being a bit odd this year thanks to lockdown.
Plenty of Brits have been bored silly and coming up with creative activities and unusual tasks to fill the time normally taken up by… well, being outside.
And, as we’ve had to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for every household member over the last few months thousands of us have been getting creative in the kitchen.
School pupils have even taken to the kitchen and given fine dining a try.
Students from Frome College were challenged to plate up baked beans and toast in “exciting and imaginative” new ways – and boy did they succeed.
Some of the results of the task turned the humble dish into a restaurant-worthy masterpiece.
While beans on toast is already pretty versatile – after all it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner – we didn’t know it could be this… fancy!
First place was awarded to year nine student Gil Privett, who turned his toast into elegant swans swimming in a pool of beans.
Arty and full of protein!
Year nine pupil, Ashleigh Gahagan, came in second for his flying butterflies with bean beauty sots, basil and “jus de haricot”.
Third place was awarded to another year nine student, Cameron Vince, for his “professional and well-thought-out presentation” which would fit right in at a fancy brunch spot.
The secondary school in Somerset was blown away by the entries to their competition and thought standards were sky high.
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Design technology teacher Emily McMunn came up with the idea for the task during lockdown – and she donated the winner’s height in beans to the Frome food bank to help hungry families.
Emily set the competition to keep her year nine and ten students motivated and “practice plating up in a professional way”.
Who knows, maybe she has some future chefs on her hands.
She added: “The response was fantastic with Gil Privett in year nine winning first prize for his beautifully plated swans.
“I said to the students that I would donate the winner’s height in beans to the Frome foodbank.
“He is 160cm tall, so that equates to around 15 tins.”
This challenge would be a great way to get the kids to help out in the kitchen and boost their cooking skills.
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