Week of Tastes 2009
Week of Tastes in Schools
Fifteen public and private schools in the Sydney metropolitan area participated in 2009. Over 800 grade 4 students learnt how to discern sweet, sour, salty and bitter.
Through a series of fun exercises each child gained a new and expanded food vocabulary to describe all the new foods presented to them by the visiting chefs, bakers and pastry chefs.
Participating in this program were:
Alex Herbert, chef, Bird Cow Fish, Surrey Hills
Carol Selva Rajah, chef and author
Colin Fassnidge, chef, Four in Hand, Paddington
David McGuines, baker, Bourke Street Bakery, Surrey Hills
Didier Sookel, pastry chef, Ganache, Castlecrag
Hilary Wright, chef, food consultant
Igor Ivanovic, baker, Iggy's Bread, Bronte
Jeremy Strode, chef, Bistrode, Surrey Hills
Kylie Kwong, chef, Billy Kwong, Surrey Hills
Martin Stacey, chef, Jaspers, Hunter's Hill
Matt Moran, chef, Aria, Sydney
Michael Klausen, baker, Brasserie Bread, Banksmeadow
Munish Sharma, chef, Laughing Ganesha, Lane Cove
Paul Allon, pastry chef, Bourke Street Bakery, Surrey Hills
Peter Evans, chef, Hugos, Manly
Tom Kime, chef and author
Week of Tastes Menus
Eighteen well known Sydney restaurants presented a special Week of Tastes Menu. Families were able to come to an early sitting featuring sophisticated food and learn about balancing of flavours. Menus also offered dishes from the chef's childhood or favourite meals the chef cooks for his/her children at home.
Taste Trail at the Sydney Children's Festival
Chef Tom Kime led groups of 8-12 year olds on a journey from farm to table. Beginning at the Eveleigh Farmers Market and armed with shopping lists, the children met with the growers before cooking a delicous lunch to be shared with their families.
To see more of Week of Tastes 2009, go to Week of Tastes Web Albums