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High school students “wowed” by French cooking class

Greymouth High School students got a taste of France on Wednesday, when TaiPoutini Polytechnic (TPP) tutors took them through a special French cooking class.

Greymouth High School student, Beth Wratten, places icing butterflies onto the Croquembouche.

TPP is supporting the local high school’s term three French module by inviting students into the polytechnic kitchen and getting them thinking about some classical French baking.

Around 20 students attended the special class and took away some great cooking tips.

TPP Tutor Evelyne Baumgartner says it was fantastic to be able to support the local high school students and perhaps pique their interest in French cooking and baking.

“We started with some choux pastry, ganache and crème Chantilly then brought in a bit of a ‘wow’ factor by showing the students how to assemble a Croquembouche – most MasterChef watchers will recall the impressive pyramid dessert. It certainly captured the students’ interest at our class!

“We’re always happy to support local high schools with learning, and perhaps spark an interest in cookery which students might want to pursue in the future.”



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