“C’est bon!” That’s the verdict from young diners following a special French menu for their lunchtime meal at Newington Community Primary School, Ramsgate.

The resounding ‘oui’ from pupils and staff was given to the nutritious food prepared and served by kitchen team who created a range of French-inspired delights. These included the country’s traditional fare like chicken chasseur and boeuf bourguignon.

It marked the start of Newington’s Taste the World 2018 initiative where traditional food from a different country will be served each school term.

Head Teacher Cliff Stokes said:

“It is important to literally give our children a taste of cuisine and culture from other countries.

We encourage pupils to have broad horizons and explore the history and heritage of people from around the globe and the themed lunches fit in perfectly with this initiative…and they are very tasty too!”


It’s lovely to see local young people learning about other cultures and traditional foods belonging to those cultures.  If you’re interested in making Chicken Chasseur and Boeuf Bourguignon, we have looked up a couple of recipes for you to try.

Chicken Chasseur by James Martin

Chicken Chasseur

Boeuf Bourguignon by Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay’s Beef bourguignon Recipe

If you give either of these recipes a go at home – do let us know how you get on and whether the kids enjoyed them!