The Let’s Cook Project and Buckinghamshire Waste Partnership

Published: 21 December 2017

The Let’s Cook Project and Buckinghamshire Waste Partnership

Getting YOUR community cooking in 2018

The Let’s Cook Project, working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Waste Partnership, is looking for Early Years providers, Schools, Community and Volunteer Groups to take part in an exciting NEW FUNDED PROJECT starting in early 2018.

If you’re based in Buckinghamshire we’d invite two representatives from your setting to attend an initial two-day training event which will equip them with all of the necessary skills and knowledge to become club leaders and to run successful cooking sessions with your own communities.

Included within the training will be:

  • Food hygiene and practical ways of ensuring safe practice
  • Demonstration techniques and solutions for running successful cooking sessions
  • Understanding Allergies, special dietary needs and religious requirements
  • The Eatwell Guide and how to promote a healthier lifestyle

And of course

  • Plenty of practical cooking and food preparation.

There is a natural overlap between healthy eating including cooking from scratch and food waste reduction so we will also focus on menu planning, smart shopping, portion size, batch cooking and freezing.

We’ll also be providing a follow up day later in 2018 to give you all a chance to celebrate your successes and share your achievements. We will, of course, be giving you even more tips, tricks and ideas for keeping your community cooking and ways of securing funding.

Of course, we realise that you’ll need some financial help setting up your club so we’ll provide you with £300 to get you going.

About The Let’s Cook Project

The Let’s Cook Project is a community interest company that is on a mission to equip the nation with the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook from scratch.

The Let’s Cook Project provides training and support for organisations running cooking activities for children, young people and adults.  We have adapted our healthy cooking programme model to reach and inspire specific target audiences. Examples include early years’ professionals and families with pre-school children, men aged 20 to 40 in areas of deprivation, university students, people with mental health problems, children with special educational needs, intergenerational work with older and young people cooking together and many others.

Our team, made up of qualified chefs, home economists and nutritionists, contributed to training and supporting more than 5,000 school-based and community cooking clubs as regional managers for the Let’s Get Cooking clubs in every local authority in England.  The Let’s Get Cooking programme impacted on over three million people across England.

Sadly, we only have space for TEN clubs in each area so places are likely to fill up fast.

Information 

For more information or to register interest please email  james.shepherd@letscookproject.org

Buckinghamshire Workshops

Aylesbury (Workshop 1)

Dates:      Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2018 

Times:      10am to 3:30pm on each day

Location:   Aylesbury Multicultural Centre, Friarscroft Way, Aylesbury HP20 2TE

West Wycombe (Workshop 2)

Dates:      Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February 2018

Times:      10am to 3:30pm on each day

Location:   West Wycombe Village Hall, High Street, West Wycombe HP14 3AB