Food festival is in flavour

22-11-17 Multicultural food festival at Thomas Chirnside Primary School. Pic of students (at the front): Ruby; Stephanie; Renae; Indy; Ivy; and Joshua; and (at the back): Lay; Mugay; Jennifer and Rose. Photo by Damjan Janevski.
Thomas Chirnside Primary School pupils, staff and families cooked up a multicultural storm recently.
The Werribee school hosted a food fair to celebrate cuisine from different cultures.
Pupils collected recipes with help from their parents and grandparents.
To prepare the food, they used ingredients donated by families and Wyndham businesses, along with fare grown in the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.
Food festival guests were able to sample a wide variety of delicious offerings – including dolmades, paella and Vietnamese
spring rolls – while enjoying an art show with a theme of ‘Food for Thought’.
The recipes collected and used by the pupils were published in a book, which was sold on the night.
About 300 families attended the food festival.
School principal Bev Thompson said she was pleased to see the enthusiasm shown by the school community.
“Everyone had a great time, and we hope to make this an annual event,” Ms Thompson said.