The second edition of the Kid’s Kitchen Initiative – The Mawphlang Chapter, unfolded on 9th August 2014. On this day, the 11 boys of William Lewis Boys’ Home at Mawphlang who took part in the first class held on the 26th of July 2014 moved on to the next level of their culinary education.
The NESFAS team consisting of Rahul Antao, consultant, and Esther M Sawian, dept. of flavour development, oversaw the boys as they recapped their salad making lessons. So, already proficient in the basic skills of chopping and making salads, they moved on to the technically tougher methods – boiling and frying…
“The boys are creative,” says Esther assessing the garnishing prowess of the boys, who modeled a corn and beet root salad into beautiful hearts in a platter. “They remembered the importance of presentation.”
The initiative was taken up after a visit to the Boy’s home by NESFAS Chairman Mr Phrang Roy, Board Member Ms Anita Roy, consultant Mr Rahul Antao and intern Kritika Suratkal where they discovered that the meals served to the boys needed much improvement in terms of flavour and nutrition. A plan was soon hatched to involve the boys in the cooking of their meals after providing them with some training. It is also hope that the training might help the boys should they look for a career in the food industry.
The session on Saturday was the first of the many bi-monthly sessions to follow.