Michelin-starred chefs have thrown their weight behind a Saturday school which teaches children how to look after knives and make fish and chips from scratch.Brothers Liam and Ellis Barrie, who own award-winning restaurant The Marram Grass in Anglesey, Wales, are crowdfunding to build a cookery school on the grounds next to their restaurant and farm.They are aiming to teach children where their food comes from, and hoping to foster a love of catering, during Saturday classes, where they will learn how to make hearty home-cooked meals.Chef Ellis Barrie explained: “The morning session will be getting the prep ready, chopping the veg, after lunch is building the dishes and getting them ready to take home.”I’ll be teaching them hearty solid food, like curries and pies, teaching them home cooking and basics.”With the kids it’s just getting them a good solid understanding. If they want to come back we will develop the course and teach them restaurant food.”We will also be doing sausage making classes with our own pigs from our farm.” The have so far raised £25,800 towards their goal of £30,000  in less than two months thanks to celebrity chefs including Chris Harrod, patron of the Michelin-starred Whitebrook, Lorna McNee, a chef at the two Michelin Starred Whitebrook, and Tom Brown, the celebrated chef who owns Cornerstone at Hackney Wick. They each offered cookery classes to those who sponsored the new school. Ellis Barrie appeared on the Great British Menu television show Chefs in the UK have complained they are struggling to find and keep staff – as young people do not see it as a viable profession. Mr Barrie said: “We are doing an eight-week £200 kids course every Saturday from 9am-1pm.  I did something similar when I was 12 which got me really into cooking. So few people stick at catering college – you lose a lot of chefs from catering college.”For me it’s important to try and find the next me really, someone who gets a lot out of cooking. When I was 12 I had Steve Jones, a chef role model, he was in the navy, he taught us good solid food and I loved it.””It made perfect sense for us to do that, it caught my engagement at my age so we want to recreate it. It was just something we thought, we need to attract youngsters.” SHARE SHARE +PLEDGE + LEARN !! I need to see this cross the line !!! After spending Monday teaching the year 10s at bodedern school on #Anglesey it showed me that there are talented youngsters out there who could be the next Great British Menu Chefs !! #gbm #chef https://t.co/IbkSgh4VhH— Chef Ellis Robert barrie (@ellisbarriebros) October 16, 2018 His brother, Liam, who manages the restaurant, added: “”Businesses just have to do it, they have to get involved.”I hear a lot of chefs complaining there aren’t enough chefs, you can either wait for the country and government to do something about it or get on and do it yourself.” Ellis Barrie appeared on the Great British Menu television show Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He added that he was not afraid of teaching youngsters how to use knives, explaining: “With knives I think it’s much more important to teach people how to use them, and giving them the right attitude is much more helpful than banning children from using them. I said I’d be coming back to inspect their knives every lesson to make sure they’re keeping them sharp. A sharp knife is much safer than a blunt knife.”