Alaskan salmon to upskill students fish cookery.

Posted on: 17/02/2022

In a national first, the GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students at The Henry Box School were the lucky recipients of wild Alaska pink salmon in a bid to improve their fish knowledge and cookery skills. 


The initiative is part of the ‘Fish In Schools Hero’ programme which is run by the Food Teachers Centre, in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Together they delivered an unprecedented 20,000 fillets of wild Alaska salmon to schools for cookery students to prepare up and down the country, and the Henry Box school was one of them. 

The programme aims to ensure that every child gets a chance to prepare, cook and eat fish before they leave school, and now our current year 10s and 11s have. 


The students at The Henry Box School used the wild Alaska pink salmon delivery as an opportunity to learn about the sustainability and nutrition of fish as well as developing delicious technical dishes with recipes created by chef and former Masterchef winner Dhruv Bake. 


Food and Nutrition teacher Mrs Hitchcox said, ‘We were thrilled to be selected to receive the wild salmon from Alaska. It meant that our students not only had the opportunity to learn about food provenance, seasonality, fish handling and preparation but they also experienced different tastes, textures and skills. 

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