We're pleased to be heading into the third year of Fresh Enterprise, a food education programme devised for secondary schools with our partners, Belazu.
Belazu Ingredient Company is driven by five core principles focusing on the vital importance of ingredients, provenance, people, environment and bringing the very best of everything together. That makes them perfect project partners for School Food Matters in our quest to teach children about where their food comes from. Together we have devised a programme to engage schools with the creation of a Belazu product, to tell the story of the journey from The Med to the supermarket shelf.
About Fresh Enterprise
In 2019, we worked with eight secondary schools from the London Borough of Ealing and its neighbouring Boroughs. The programme started with a tour of Belazu's specialist premises in Greenford for four of the schools, where they meet the people behind the products, from production line to packing, all the way to distribution and marketing. Students then heard about Belazu's inspiring story which began when two boys met on their first day at secondary school and be introduced to a whole range of careers in food.
Next up, all eight schools were visited by food teacher Michaela Bowles for a creative cooking session, where students focussed on taste and flavours and were challenged with creating a brand new Belazu product.
A marketing workshop got the students thinking about creative ways to design an eye-catching label for their product.
The students who created the tastiest products at the cooking session presented their work to Belazu’s founders along with their development chef and marketing guru. The winning products were selected by Belazu and have been put into production! 2019's winners were:
- Whitefield School with their Summer Sunset paste
- Northolt High with Freshenade
- Bishop Ramsey CE School with Invitando a los Sabores, a Spanish based paste
Look out for the winning pastes on the Belazu website.