Opus: lessons in good eating

To celebrate British Food Fortnight, Opus has swapped the kitchen for the classroom to teach primary pupils about food.

The award-winning city centre restaurant visited St Clare’s Primary School in Handsworth as part of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ ‘Adopt a School’ charity programme.
The initiative aims to tackle health issues, as well as educate youngsters on food knowledge, by sending hospitality professionals into schools to teach pupils about nutrition, hygiene, healthy eating and more.

Opus’ executive chef Ben Ternent – pictured with the kids – said: “We get the majority of our wonderful produce from local farmers and its quality is a true testament to buying British.
“Our roots are firmly planted in sustainability and it is essential that we educate the next generation about the importance of supporting local producers.”
British Food Fortnight is the the country’s largest celebration of British produce, where businesses promote the benefits of buying homegrown British products. For more information on British Food Fortnight, visit http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/
For more information on Opus, visit: www.opusrestaurant.co.uk
For more information on the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts ‘Adopt a School’ charity programme, visit: http://www.chefsadoptaschool.org.uk/about-us