Children Delight in Dragon’s Den Pattie Experience

Well-known local businessman, Wade Lyn, joined Year 3 children from Quinton Church School in Birmingham in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pattie making cookery lesson with, on Friday 23rd November. As part of the firm’s community commitment; Birmingham-based Cleone Foods, who produce the chilled pattie brand leader, Island Delight, undertook a student mentoring session before getting the children involved in a spot of pattie cooking. Said Wade: “In October and as part of our BITC commitment to provide pupil mentoring, whereby we support local schoolchildren with reading and mentoring sessions as part of lessons, we invited them to join us for a factory tour of Cleone Foods, so that they could see first-hand how we create our Island Delight patties. “The event was so successful that we wanted to see what more we could do to provide educational support from a business perspective, and our idea of a spot of pattie creativity definitely inspired their culinary imaginations, with peas, sweet corn and tomatoes proving very popular.” Creating unique flavours and pattie creations, the children were also able to sit and talk with Wade, who was delighted to share his business acumen to encourage the budding young entrepreneurs. Providing the oven and ample Island Delight pattie pastry for the morning’s activity, following his mentoring session with the pupils, Wade then judged the ‘Dragons Den’ style cook-off, personally sampling each and every pattie creation before giving each child a souvenir pen to remind them of their Dragon’s Den experience. <Ends> Images: Cleone Foods MD, Wade Lyn, with budding Year 3 entrepreneurs from Quinton Church School. Editors Notes: Cleone Foods also supplies foodservice, independent retailers and distributors, and is widely acknowledged as a responsible Midlands business. A small family business employing 50 staff, authentic Jamaican pattie producer, Cleone Foods Ltd, manufactures “Island Delight” branded Jamaican patties, with the firm promoting the Caribbean ethos of friendliness, co-operation and community self-support, through its approach to modern responsible business practice. Company details:  Cleone Foods Limited UK: +44 (0) 121 551 2772 e: For all Cleone Foods and Island Delight press and media enquiries, in the first instance please contact: Kathryn Watts - m: 07970 547469  e: