"This is to thank you for a really enjoyable and educational event yesterday. The students thoroughly enjoyed the program, the presentation and the demonstration, not to mention the cooking and eating bit. The trainers were very good and the students had a good question answer session with them. I hope you have something for teachers too in the new year. I would love to attend if it is on Saturdays or Mondays as it is difficult to take time off work. Many thanks once again for the lovely program. Regards."
Tasneem Hussain, Harrow High School
"I'd like like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the time and effort taken to run last Friday's workshop. It was very well planned, all staff were welcoming and helpful and I'm genuinely inspired by the session. Jeremy Pang was especially brilliant and I can't believe the skills I learnt in such a short space of time. I liked the mix of CDP in the morning followed by the more intense competition in the afternoon. I've never been in a real life Masterchef style event so it was great to experience the pressure I regularly put my students under. Many thanks”
Millie Fulcher, Denbigh High School
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Friday. I had a lovely, enjoyable and educational day. You were all so welcoming, informative and helpful and it was a truly memorable day. If there any photos or updates from the day I would love to see them and I hope the 3 well deserved winners in the afternoon enjoy the experience. Kind regards.”
Georgina Graves, Redden Court School
“Just to say thank you so much for organising the course on Friday – it was lovely to meet you and the staff at Ming-Ai and I found the day very helpful and inspiring. You had obviously put in a lot of hard work into planning the event and I am sure I am not the only member of the group who thought that it had been excellent. I am looking forward to the Ming-Ai visit to St Mary’s on 23 June. I thought that the day with you was excellent and can honestly not recommend any improvement. With the new Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE starting in September it would be extremely useful to have information directly related to new qualifications as Chinese cooking can be an important part of this – but I assume that is going to happen anyway in the next couple of months. Also relating the information to the eatwell plate rather than the pyramid would be more relevant at KS3. Kind regards.”
Helen Lally, St. Mary’s School
“The TTW and competition on Friday 20th May was slickly organised and the communication running up to the event was excellent. The day ran to exactly as it was planned and was a huge success. The presentations were both informative and interesting and covered all areas of Chinese food and LKK. The cooking demo was very clear highlighting high level manufacturing skills in relation to Chinese food. Being able to work on a wok burner is an experience everyone should have at least once. The experience shows simply how food can be cooked so quickly, keeping in all the flavour, texture and nutrition and is really good fun. Cooking in the competition was good experience, having to cook under pressure and tying to produce restaurant quality food was challenging but at the end of the day it was a competition. The dish I cooked was an anglicised version of a traditional Chinese dish (Hot and Spicy hot pot) and it gave me the opportunity to use lots of the products that LKK produce and they provided on the day. I was really proud of my dish and that I managed to complete all its elements and the chefs challenge dish successfully in under 2 hours. I would recommend the day to all food teachers and any teacher that has an interest in food. Thank you all at Ming-Ai and Lee Kum Kee for a fantastic day!”
Jonathan Lewis, St. Michael’s Catholic College
“Fantastic. Pupils loved it, were quiet at first but enjoyed the practical and came alive.”
S. Campbell-Barker, Westwood Academy
“I should like to take this opportunity to thank you for the splendid demonstration and talk on Chinese culture and cuisine held here last week. I think that it was evident from their reactions that our Year 10 boys enjoyed the whole experience, especially the cooking and certainly the taste testing afterwards.”
Mrs. G. Roberts, Christ College Finchley
“I have been to your training session and really enjoyed it.”
R. Kaur, The Harefield Academy
“A very useful session with plenty of helpful advice for students.”
K. Morgan-Mone, Eastbury Comprehensive School
“I enjoyed learning about the background of Chinese cookery and it widen my knowledge of Chinese cuisine. The organisers were very helpful, answering all the questions I had and engaged the students very well.”
S. Sadler, Eastbury Comprehensive School
“It was very organised. Presenters were very knowledgeable and were well-informed. They spoke with confidence. The chef was also really good …”
R. Riley Patterson, The City Academy, Hackney
“Very well organised and excellent communication with the school. Brilliant and would love them to come in again.”
R. Athman, Woodford County High School For Girls
“This was a great experience and I would be most grateful to work with the team again.”
G. Graves, Redden Court School
“The presentation and the demonstration were very well conducted.”
J. Nzimi, Evelyn Grace Academy
“I would love to have another session. I thought it was amazing and the students loved it.”
L. Cheules, Skinners Academy
“Very good experience for students to learn about Chinese cooking.”
Kingsford Community School
“The students were very positive about the workshop and I felt it really did extend their knowledge about Chinese cookery. Hopefully they won’t just choose to have a takeaway, rather, they might choose to cook dishes themselves.”
D. Davis, Haverstock School, Camden
"The students at Woodford County really enjoyed the session and commented on how well it was all organised and run. They particularly enjoyed the demonstration and the making of their dish, which they all found tasty. Thank you again for organising this and coming in to work with our students. Hope to have a session like this in the future."
Ms R Athman, Woodford County High School for Girls
“The best thing about today was that I learnt about the different sauces.”
Aisha, Denbigh High School, Luton
“It was informative and fun.”
Islam, Bedford Girls School, Bedford
“It was fun, positive and educational.”
Avula, Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School
“I’ve learnt about the different sauces.”
Karolina, Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School
“It was fun and informative.”
Teon, Skinners’ Academy
“What I liked about this lesson is the wide variety of foods in the Chinese culture.”
Luke, Skinners’ Academy
“The different tips and tricks the chef gave ... knowing when the wok is hot enough etc because they are useful tips.”
B Brown, St. Helens School
“I learnt a lot about the history of the food and the sauces.”
S Dissanayake, St. Helens School
“Learning about the steps and preparation so I know in future how to cook Chinese food well.”
A Lee, St. Helens School
“I liked learning about the different types of Chinese food in different regions.”
Z Rao, Drayton Manor High School
“I learned about a lot of different sauces such as oyster, hoisin and chilli bean sauce.”
Sean, The Harefield Academy
“It was clear, fun and new.”
B Faurmier, Drayton Manor High School
“It was inspirational. It made me want to be chef.”
K Rodriguez, Forest Gate Community School
"The people were nice and it was really factual. I am going to take away the skills learnt and cook it more myself. It was a new way of cooking and I enjoyed it."
Finlay, Outwood Academy Valley
"It was fun - I loved cooking this food."
Alfie, FALCONER SCHOOL
"I enjoyed how to cook the chicken, and how to de-bone it, the results were good and the lesson was fun."
Jenna, Plashet School
"I enjoyed that we were very involved in the session. I enjoyed when she was telling us about the sauces and what they included."
Zaynan, Plashet School
"I enjoyed the in depth introductions and helpful people."
Sam, Claremont Fan Court School
"I enjoyed how they coordinated the vegetable with the chicken and how they were the same size."
Saimie, CLAREMONT FAN COURT SCHOOL
"I enjoyed trying to make a new food that I can now cook on my own. I also enjoyed learning that the Chinese made ketchup."
Daisy, Clapton Girls' Academy
"I liked that we were able to edit the recipe to suit us and that there was some competition."
Harriet, Clapton Girls' Academy
"I enjoyed trying to make the dishes and learning about the different places in China that dishes come from."
Nina, Clapton Girls' Academy
"I enjoyed that the people were really nice and they helped us in detail with what Chinese cuisine is all about."
Toni, Netherwood Academy
"I enjoyed making and presenting the stir fry."
Fatima, Seven Kings School
"I enjoyed that we were taught everything properly so we knew what to do."
Priyanua, Seven Kings School
"I enjoyed the information about the symbolic side of foods."
Zaynab, Seven Kings School
"I enjoyed the way we made our chicken because at home I do it differently."
Sofia, Ipswich Academy
"I enjoyed making and eating something new."
Lana, Ipswich Academy
"The instructions were easy to follow."
Amy, Ipswich Academy
"I enjoyed everything together. [Enjoyed best] Cooking like a chef."