Community cookery courses

See what we get up to in our kitchen
These low-cost or free courses help people gain vital cooking skills which can lead to a greater sense of well-being and confidence. We want everyone to benefit from learning about and sharing good food.

Community cookery courses are only available to specific groups or individuals in the community – we regularly run courses for people on low-incomes and those with dementia, learning disabilities and mental health issues. The community courses are run by the Food Partnership team and will typically run on a weekday for a number of weeks.

Older people cookingDementia Friendly Cookery Course
Cooking, eating and spending time preparing a meal can be a wonderful activity to help bring back happy memories of the past or previous knowledge. At our cookery sessions, participants get involved in preparing a healthy meal, with different dishes each week. We then eat the food together as a shared lunch.


kids cooking

Cooking on a Budget
We share tasty recipes and tips for keeping healthy and happy when time is short and money tight. In this five-week course, participants learn how to whip up delicious, low-cost meals with store cupboard essentials – from chilli to chickpea curry, and minestrone to mushroom risotto – as well as how to love (and make the most of) any leftovers. Each session includes a shared lunch. Sessions also cover key cookery skills, advice on healthy eating and nutrition, and tips for smarter shopping.

Cookery for People with Learning Disabilities
We have run regular courses for people with learning disabilities and their carers to learn about nutrition and healthy cooking. The groups usually cook and share a meal together with a range of simple accessible recipes available to take home. This course is not currently running, sign-up to our email list for updates.

Other cookery activities

We run regular cookery courses for students from local primary schools, thanks to support from the Fonthill Foundation. We also sometimes offer half-day or one-off workshops on different cookery topics, such as our Affordable Bread workshops with the Real Patisserie.

Browse our event listings to see all the latest dates and courses available. Contact us if you want more information about what we offer.

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