“It’s just food”

“At the end of the day, it’s just food isn’t it? Just food.”– Marco Pierre White.

Freia Barry has joined The Montessori Place as our resident chef. Freia trained in Paris and is acknowledged as one of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’ in his BBC book.  We are absolutely delighted that she will be cooking fresh seasonal vegetarian food for those children staying for lunch and taking us all a little more thoughtfully into the wonderful world of food.

Here is a sample menu she has prepared.


Fresh English asparagus dipped into soft-boiled free-range eggs

homemade sourdough bread

Rhubarb crumble with vanilla custard


Broccoli and potato cakes with tomato and wild garlic salsa

Wholemeal bread and homegrown salad.

Elderflower jelly


Jersey Royal potatoes with mini seasonal vegetable quiches

Jam heart tarts (with jam made in the autumn)


Spinach and sorrel pasta with local Sussex cheese

homemade bread and salad

Date and honey flapjacks or lovely organic yoghurt


Soup day!

Children to bring in a beautiful seasonal vegetable,

Blended with fresh seasonal herbs and a fantastic homemade warm loaf.

Delicious wholemeal carrot cake

Sure, “it’s just food” – but hey, its pretty good food!