Posted by Kayleigh Mcleod on the 10 Nov 2017

The Ash Class at BedZed have been busy making a selection of Christmas chutneys to sell in the run up to the festive season as a part of their enterprise project.

Using freshly grown produce harvested from their allotment, students used their skills to prepare and cook the ingredients including; winter warming chillies, ginger and cinnamon to create amazing tasting chutneys.

The project allowed students to practice and develop their work-based skills within a real-life business enterprise. From planting and harvesting the produce to chopping and prepping the ingredients and finally filling and labelling the jars, students gained valuable experience into different stages of the business scheme.

With their jars of chutney ready, students visited OHC&AT headquarters at Quadrant House in Sutton to sell their products. They received a warm welcome from staff who were keen to buy and ask questions about how they were made and which ingredients they used.

When asked what their favourite part of the whole process was, a student excitedly said: “Tasting them!”

It was a great experience for all involved, staff were delighted to have the chance to buy some homemade chutney and students got to show off their talents, and raise a little money too.