Known to be a club of distinctive nature, the Culinary Club of Trinity College is taking steps forward in discovering the art of culinary and in the encouragement of young Trinitians to discover the variegated, marvelous world of food.
In doing so, the senior members of the Culinary club went on a kitchen tour to one of the world’s most popular and well-loved fast food chains, the Pizza Hut.
On the morning of Sunday, the 2nd of October, the Culinary enthusiasts gathered at Kandy Pizza Hut in DS Senanayake Veediya, Kandy. The students received a warm welcome from the Branch manager, followed by a brief explanation about the tour.
The tour commenced with an insight into the sanitation process before entering the kitchen. After the team got ready, with the completion of the necessary regulations, they were given a well-covered explanation about the storage, cleaning, sterilization, kitchen management and food preservation, followed by an exciting journey into a walk-in freezer. A Q&A session followed next with students who eagerly presented the manager with questions regarding the vast sphere of fast food. The sharing of the staff’s life stories and experiences in the fast-food world induced many more questions, which lead the team and the staff to eventual fraternization.
Next, the versed team, accustomed to the kitchen, utensils and procedure was given the challenge of making pizzas on their own.
It was both challenging and filled with ambrosia as they had the freedom to choose their favourite toppings and sauces; out of the manifold choices. The teammates displayed their culinary skills and successfully concluded the task within the given time with a great sense of teamwork. Afterwards, the students took chances in the symmetrical cutting of the freshly baked hot pizzas, putting into action the learned cutting skills.
The team had the pleasure of eating the pizzas made by themselves according to the standards of one of the world’s largest fast-food chains. The manager, who joined in for a small bite, assured the young cooks that they had done a great job.
The Pizza hut kitchen tour undoubtedly gave the young Trinitians culinary cognizance, strengthened their teamwork, and inspired them to explore the colourful world of food and cuisine.
Review by Master Samiru Herath