Blackiston set to ‘do a Jamie' for Norfolk

12 September 2005
Blackiston set to ‘do a Jamie' for Norfolk

Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston is supporting a bid to improve school dinners in Norfolk. The chef-patron of Morston Hall, near Blakeney, has vowed to do for Norfolk what Jamie Oliver has done for Greenwich schools.

Blackiston will work with Norfolk County Services to develop new menus and run school workshops to educate children about where food comes from and eating healthily.

"I have two boys at primary school and want to get little ones eating something decent, nutritional and learning a healthier way of eating," he said. "It's important to get them while they're still impressionable - the workshops will show children how to make proper fish fingers, biscuits and bread."

A spokeswoman for Norfolk County Services, which will receive an extra 429,453 from the Government for school meals this year, said the county already spent above the national average. "The extra money is not enough to improve everything," she said. "Galton will help with recipes and workshops."

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking