In addition, two Aspens chefs, helped by students, competed in a healthy eating ‘cook-off’ using fresh ingredients chosen by their helpers to produce nutritionally balanced meals which were judged by the audience. Students also tried out the special ‘smoothie bike’ – which features a blender operated by pedal power to create fruit smoothies – and made their own juice combinations from fresh fruit and vegetables.
Aspens food and beverage executive Ken Tee says: “The students threw themselves into the activities and had a fantastic time trying different ingredients, working with the chefs in the cook-off and making their own juice drinks and smoothie combinations. As a caterer, we provide our customers with healthy, high-quality meals, made using fresh ingredients and using local, seasonal produce. We also love working with schools and students to show just how much fun it is to learn about food and healthy eating and support schools’ work to encourage students to live well. Events like this are a great way of doing it.”