Huge congratulations to P7 for running a beautiful, professional, and exceptionally tasty pop-up restaurant on Friday 16th March.

This was the culmination of a long-term Food for Thought project where children learned about food, nutrition, healthy eating, sustainable production, and Scotland’s food and drink industry. Supported by a professional chef (huge thanks Jameel!) and members of the Parent Council, the children used what they had learned as well as the mobile kitchen provided by the project to practise cooking and hospitality skills in a practical context. They converted a classroom into a pop-up restaurant and served food and drink to parents and members of the community. Tables were decorated with flowers and folded napkins, with handwritten menus explaining the project. There was even live music provided by one of the P7 pupils on her guitar! Across the hall, the pop-up kitchen was buzzing with activity as a delicious range of food was prepared and plated up, all under the chef’s supervision.

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Speaking with the children, it was clear just how much impact this final part of the project had on them. Not only was every child completely committed to the smooth running of their restaurant, they actively enjoyed practising their new skills, from cooking to kitchen porter, taking orders to cleaning tables, meeting and greeting to washing up!

As for the customers, not only was the food itself extremely highly rated, everyone was really impressed with the professionalism and capabilities demonstrated by the Masterlicious staff.

The remarkable success of this project, and the Food for Thought funding, has resulted in an ongoing capability for food education and related activity at Anderston Primary.

Well done to P7, teachers, chef Jameel, and all the parents who helped make this happen.