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.
Dementia 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.
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 Fontill 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.