One of the highlights of 2018 ,in regards to foodie workshops , was our home schooling trip to our local Wagamama. It is aimed for primary school aged children between the ages of 5-10. It lasts 2 hours and it is a brilliant way for children to learn about food, its nutritional value and of course the history of Wagamama too.
The workshop started at 9.30 am and there were around 15 children , who were split into three groups. The whole experience was extremely hands on . First , they made their own juices , using a selection of ingredients -apples, strawberries, lemons , celery and mint. My 5 year old, who can be quite picky when it comes to fruits and vegetables , really enjoyed making her own juice and drank it in no time to my astonishment.
Then, it was time for them to do their own meal. They were given various vegetables ( sweetcorn, peppers, bamboo shoots etc ) and noodles and they had to measure all ingredients , in order to make their own meal. They learnt about the food Wagamama serve, its nutritional value and the environment in which it is prepared. They were also allowed to go behind the scenes and have a look at the the kitchen and how their food was being prepared by the chefs.
At the end, the children all sat to enjoy their delicious noodles and to our surprise, the staff even gave a free meal to all the mothers who attended too. It was a really lovely gesture , as adults are not usually included to receive a free meal. The children also received their own Wagamama goody bag and a lovely certificate too.
It was for sure a fun- filled morning of education, food and culture. The staff at Wagamama were very friendly, patient and welcoming . They were also very accommodating to our dietary requirements and making sure that no sauces containing alcohol , were being used. I can honestly say, without exaggeration, that this by far, has been one of the best food related workshops, we have ever attended. It is extremely easy to organise one- just email or phone your local branch , get a group of friends and book your date. Enjoy !
Peace and blessings