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Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School, Upminster, visits Prezzo restaurant for tasty business lesson

PUBLISHED: 16:45 20 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:51 20 July 2012

(L-R) Luckaz Boloski (kitchen area chef), Eloise and Ashley (year 10 pupils from Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School) and head chef Evelso Pinheiro

(L-R) Luckaz Boloski (kitchen area chef), Eloise and Ashley (year 10 pupils from Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School) and head chef Evelso Pinheiro

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Year 10 business studies students from an Upminster school learnt how to rake in the dough – while making pizza.

The 18 Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School pupils visited the Prezzo restaurant on Corbets Tey Road for a lesson on putting business models into practice.

After the talk, the aspiring businesswomen got things cooking by making their own pizzas in the restaurant's professional kitchen - with a little help from Prezzo executive chef Paul Lewis and his colleagues.

The trip followed a visit by Prezzo staff to the school in Saint Mary's Lane, when Mr Lewis, along with training and HR managers, gave a talk on how the business operates.

Paul said: "We were delighted to speak to the students at their school and also to invite them to our restaurant in Upminster.

"The students were a pleasure to be with and we hope they learnt a lot from the experience."

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