Young Chigwell chef Kishan serves his veggie curry to classmates at Hainault school

PUBLISHED: 16:30 15 March 2017

Kishan Shah, eight, designed a school dinner as part of the opening of the new kitchen at John Bramston Primary. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

Kishan Shah, eight, designed a school dinner as part of the opening of the new kitchen at John Bramston Primary. Picture by Ellie Hoskins


Eight-year-old Kishan’s special vegetable curry, was served to all his classmates as he triumphed in a school cooking competition.

John Bramston Primary School, in Newcastle Avenue, Hainault, launched a competition aimed to get pupils eating healthy meals, to celebrate the opening of its new kitchen.

Everyone in the school had to plan and prepare a healthy meal, which could be cooked on site.

Kishan Shah, from Chigwell, was the winner, creating a healthy vegetable curry and a dessert of kulfi, which was served out to pupils on Tuesday.

Headteacher Melanie Dye said: “We are very excited to now have a fully operational cooking kitchen.

“The children are really enjoying improved quality food and events like Tuesday’s.

“It means that we can personalise and be creative with our food.”

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