Jo Inspires the Next Generation of Chefs at New School Opening

July 2014

Jo StoddartJo, Catering Manager at Middleton Hall served up a treat for students at the grand opening of their new school dining hall.

Michel Roux trained chef Jo Stoddart invited pupils and guests at Longfield Academy to take part in a fun tongue twisting flavour challenge using jelly to help celebrate the unveiling of the school’s first ever dedicated dining facility.

Jo was invited by Deputy Head Teacher, Beverley Clifton at Longfield to attend the official opening due to her training under the tutelage of Michel Roux at his restaurant Le Gavroche and for her former accolade of being London School Chef of the Year.

“It is an absolute honour to be invited along to be a part of the opening celebrations for Longfield’s new dining hall” said Jo. “I think it is a fantastic area, very colourful and vibrant and a place students will really enjoy coming to eat their lunch. A good dining room is an essential part of social interaction in any school but can sometimes be over looked in an educational setting. Longfield Academy now has a wonderful facility that they can be very proud of.”

The new dining area is part of a multi-million pound re-development of Longfield Academy, which has seen the infrastructure of the school significantly improved both internally and externally.

Jo StoddartJo Stoddart