Fresh Enterprise teaches secondary school students about the food industry by giving them the opportunity to create their own food products and experience the journey from concept to store shelf.
Fresh Enterprise is a food education programme devised for secondary schools with our partner, 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 2021, we'll be working with eight secondary schools from the London Borough of Ealing and its neighbouring boroughs. The programme starts with a tour of Belazu's specialist premises in Greenford for four of the schools, where they met the people behind the products, from production line to packing, all the way to distribution and marketing. Students will hear about Belazu's inspiring story which began when two boys met on their first day at secondary school and went on to explore a whole range of careers in food.
Next up, all eight schools will be visited by food teacher, Sharon Conrad, for a creative cooking session, where students will focus on taste and flavours and be challenged with creating a brand new Belazu product.
A marketing workshop will get the students thinking about creative ways to design an eye-catching label for their product.
The students who create the tastiest products at the cooking session will present their pastes to Belazu’s founders along with their development chef and marketing guru. The winning paste will then be put into production to be sold on Belazu's website!
This is part of our Food education work.
We run fully funded food education programmes for children, young people and teachers to ensure every child understands the impact of the food they eat on their health and the environment, and has the food skills to live a healthy life