Learning business skills while cooking a balti curry
11 September 2013 Last updated at 16:08 BST
BBC Business Correspondent Ben Thompson reports from Perry Beeches school in Birmingham where students learn about running a business alongside cookery.
Pupil Charlotte said it was about learning skills for the workplace, while Daniel said it was important that they learned about managing a business.
CIPD Chief Economist Mark Beatson said, "Here, young people are being equipped with not just the technical skills but also with the ability to think about what a business needs".