A SCHOOL catering manager is hoping that top tips learned in the kitchens of a five-star London hotel will bring about a gourmet revolution to school dinners in Pilton. Pilton Community College catering manager, Chris Davy left his hectic school kitchen b

A SCHOOL catering manager is hoping that top tips learned in the kitchens of a five-star London hotel will bring about a gourmet revolution to school dinners in Pilton.Pilton Community College catering manager, Chris Davy left his hectic school kitchen behind for an afternoon cooking masterclass at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel.Chris, who travelled to the award-winning hotel with seven other cooks from around the UK, won the visit as part of a School Food Trust initiative to recognise hard work done to improve the school meal services."I really enjoyed the day; it was a fantastic opportunity to meet the chefs and watch how they cook and present some of their dishes," said Chris. "I've learnt lots of useful presentation tips to take back to my school kitchen which I know our children will love."Pilton principal Mark Juby, said: "Chris encourages the use of local ingredients to the extent that even the herbs that flavour his recipes are grown by students here at Pilton. "He and his team have transformed the type and quality of food we offer our pupils."Speaking at the event, Jeanette Orrey, celebrity chef and board member of the School Food Trust, said: "Chris and the other school cooks have done an amazing job in transforming school food. "The children at Pilton Community College are lucky to have such a talented and committed school cook".