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On Friday 27th May Year 5 visited the ‘Shake Shack’ in Cardiff, as part of the schools on going commitment to work with companies to develop exciting educational learning workshops.
The Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan.  In 2004, a permanent kiosk opened in the park and Shake Shack was born.  The rest, as they say, is burger history.  The first Welsh Shack is in Cardiff (the first UK Shack outside of London) on the first floor of St. David’s Dewi Sant and this Shack is serving up all the Shake Shack classics.
With the Shake Shack in Cardiff committed to helping the local community, including supporting charities across Wales, they were keen to look to work with schools.
They told us about the importance of sourcing incredible ingredients from local sustainable farmers, bakers and food purveyors, who are have minimal negative impact on the environment while preserving the land for future generations.
They also showed us why every Shack recycles all bottles and plastics, to make sure ZERO recyclable material ends up in landfills.  We also discovered that the cooking oil is also reused to produce clean energy and the kitchen food is composted where locally possible.
We were also given the opportunity to tour the Shake Shack and learn about their operation.  We worked in the hospitality section, delivering food to guests and learning about the menu and the Shake Shack philosophy.  We also had the chance to work in the bun section building our own burgers to the exact Shake Shack specifications.  The highlight of the trip was learning how the infamous Shake shack custard is made and having the opportunity to make our own shakes, which were incredible!
Thank you to the Shake Shack for an informative and enjoyable visit.