Trainees get Creative in the Kitchen

29th Jan 2015 | News

The pre –Apprenticeship course isn’t all about the care and exercise of racehorses and some of our trainees with us at the moment have been getting creative in the kitchen.

As part of the Life Skills programme, generously funded by the Racing Foundation (see below), the trainees undergo evening lectures to help prepare them for independent living once they move into the workplace. The life skills programme comprises a range of extra-curricular activities that address topics such as personal safety, health and hygiene, diet and nutrition, personal finance, substance abuse and team working. Last night it was a cooking session, hosted at Newmarket College under the guidance of Lawrie Gillespie, the BRS Facilities Manager who is also a trained chef.

The trainees showed that with a little bit of effort there is a lot of reward and whipped up 5 amazing looking dishes which we thought deserved to be shown. From top to bottom there is Breaded Brie with Cranberry, Vegetable Pizza, Cheesy Lasagne, Lemon Meringue Pie and finally a stack of Pancakes!

Breaded Brie Homemade Pizza Lasagne Lemon Meringue Pancake stack

It really was a great effort by all involved and is hopefully standing them in good stead for heading into the workplace on 16th February. Well done course 290!


The Racing Foundation

The Racing Foundation was established in 2012 to oversee the distribution of funds to charitable causes within racing following the sale of the Tote.  Since inception, it has granted over £2million to charities associated with the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industry in the UK, supporting work in social welfare, education, training & participation, horse welfare, equine science research, and heritage & culture.

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