Commando Chef and the Royal Marines Education Awareness Team have completed their tour of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, delivering presentations and workshops to around 600 North-east secondary school pupils.


Commando Chef and the Royal Marines Education Awareness Team delivered presentations and workshops to around 600 secondary school pupils during their tour of the North-east

Commando Chef and the Royal Marines Education Awareness Team delivered presentations and workshops to around 600 secondary school pupils during their tour of the North-east.


From November 10 to 16, Commando Chef and the Royal Marines Education Awareness Team visited five different secondary schools across the North-east - Banff Academy, Peterhead Academy, Meldrum Academy, Harlaw Academy, and Cults Academy.

At each of the visits, pupils were given enthusing, inspiring and educating presentations and workshops from Commando Chef and the Royal Marines Education Awareness Team, with food being used as a platform to talk about the next step in life for young people.


Commando Chef talks to young people in the North-east about their next steps in life

Commando Chef talks to young people in the North-east about their next steps in life.


One pupil from Meldrum Academy said: "It was really good. I liked watching him cook and listening to how they lived when they were training”.

Another Meldrum Academy pupil added: "They were funny, and I liked hearing about the equipment - it was really heavy".


Commando Chef a.k.a CSgt Mike Beaton MBE, a serving Royal Marines Commando and Royal Marines chef, in action during a visit to a secondary school in the North-east

Commando Chef a.k.a CSgt Mike Beaton MBE, a serving Royal Marines Commando and Royal Marines chef, in action during a visit to a secondary school in the North-east.

"Thank you everybody for having us. 5 schools, 600 students, plenty of mileage and coffee! Keep safe everybody and let’s do it again soon." Commando Chef a.k.a CSgt Mike Beaton MBE · Serving Royal Marines Commando and Royal Marines chef

Commando Chef was born in 2020 when CSgt Mike Beaton MBE, a serving Royal Marines Commando and Royal Marines chef, began creating 2-4 minute videos of himself cooking and using food to make people think and also to make them smile and this has been a massive success.

The Royal Marines Education Awareness Team delivers physical activity, food and nutrition, team building and life skills presentations and workshops to young people aged 14 and over in communities across the U.K.