A few weeks ago we attended a free pizza making workshop for home educators at Pizza Express . It was organised by a fellow home schooling mama. We have been to the same workshop 4 times throughout the years which simply goes to show how much we enjoy it.
The workshop started really early at 9.30 am and honestly at times like this , I am grateful that I home educate my children and that we do not have to wake up that early every day lol. There were about 20 home schooled children . We were greeted by a lovely member of staff , who told the children a bit more about the workshop and the history of Pizza Express. He then gave each child an apron and a chef paper hat. I love touches like this because it makes the experience much more real and fun. Each child was given a dough that they had to roll onto their individual trays. As they were doing a Margarita pizza , the toppings were only tomato sauce, mozarella and basil. However , in previous workshops , the children were given vegetables too such as mushrooms, peppers and sweetcorn. So , the toppings really vary depending on what type of pizza you are making.They also take care of allergies and any other dietary requirements.
While the pizzas were being cooked, a member of staff gave the children a talk on the origins of pizza, the various types and the italian words for some of the most common ingredients used in making a pizza. Something interesting that I learnt was that basil originates from India. I find that really surprising because I have never seen basil being used in Indian food.
At the end the children received their delicious pizzas and a lovely certificate too as a nice memento.
The Pizza Express workshops are free and are suitable for children aged 4 and above. However, I have seen younger children participate too but it is up to the discretion of the staff. If you want to organise one for your home schooling friends/community, the easier way is to either email or phone your local branch. It is extremely easy to organise one and it is guaranteed that your children will have lots of fun. Bon Appetite!
Peace and blessings