Levi Roots met students at Brittons Academy in Rainham yesterday (Credit: Havering Council)
The entrepreneur has teamed up with Green Gourmet to introduce some exciting fusion flavours to school dinners across the borough.
He visited Brittons Academy in Rainham yesterday to find out how his meals were going down with students.
Pupils tried his Levi Roots Jerk Chicken Fillet, Levi Roots West Indian Chicken Fillet and his famous Reggae Reggae sauces.
Student Daniel, 15, said: “It’s very nice and not something we’ve had in the canteen before, so I’ll definitely be trying it again.”
Nia, 15, also said the seasoning was not “something we usually get in school” and Jodie, 14, thinks other people who try the food “will really like it”.
Levi developed his love of cooking and music with his grandmother in Jamaica.
He said: “Having the chance to meet young people who have an interest in your food and enjoy eating it gives me a real boost.
“It also provides me with an opportunity to hear about their aspirations and hopes for the future, and I just want to encourage them to pursue their dreams.”
Councillor Robert Benham explained that the council has been looking to “spice up” school menus with food that is still nutritional.
“We tried out some of the samples and the feedback from children was an overwhelming hit,” he said.
“Levi Roots is a well-known face so it’s inspirational for our young people to have a chance to meet him and also to learn more about the person and the preparations behind their meals.”
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