St Clare’s School students handle the heat in the kitchen with executive chef workshop

Rikki Nicol, Chef Ashley Ryan, Abie Hill and Elhanna Glock. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d465817
Rikki Nicol, Chef Ashley Ryan, Abie Hill and Elhanna Glock. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d465817

STUDENTS at St Clare’s School got an insight into what happens in a high-pressure kitchen, as well as some real life tips.

The Lathlain-based Curriculum and Reengagement in Education school brought in Clancy’s Fish Bar executive chef Ashley Ryan for two days of workshops on February 22 and 23.

A dozen students sliced and diced vegetables and learnt techniques in the kitchen.

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The experienced chef has been working in the industry for about 10 years and has previously worked at Hyatt Regency in Perth.

“It felt good to show the girls some skills and techniques that I use in the kitchen,” he said.

“We used healthy ingredients like potatoes, carrots and tomatoes and I showed them the right way to use knives.

“I hope it opens the girls’ eyes to what happens in kitchens. I think the girls enjoyed it too because they were asking a lot of questions.

“The bonus is that students now have enhanced skills that they can use in everyday living.”

Student Elhanna Glock said the sessions were beneficial and would help her in her own career.

“To learn from a chef like Ashley can only be good,” she said.