Cook and Eat

Our cook and eat sessions can be developed to meet your specific requirements and are developed to meet the participants individual objectives and are responsive to the needs with communities we work with.

All courses include introducing basics in healthy eating using the eat well plate, understanding food labels, food handling, storing and hygeine. All our recipes use basic ingredients are quick and simple so are great for those cooking on a budget and with limited time. Examples of courses we have developed and delivered successfully include:

Parent and carers with little people under 5 – Each session will include key nutritional information for the relevant age group. Everyone puts together a simple dish as demonstrated by the tutors and enjoys the meal together at the close of the session.

Come and cook your evening meal – For young adults and adults a course designed to build your confidence in basic cooking skills. Participants prepare a meal following a recipe, weighing and measuring, mixing and cooking to share together sample recipes included stir fry, meatballs and spagetti, enchiladas and lasagne. Demonstrating how to make basic sauces, make the most of the ingredients, follow instructions, reducing salt, sugars and unnecessary fats from family favourite meals.

After school clubs – for children age 6 and up the course is delivered in partnership with schools and based within the school. The children will learn basics of hygiene in preparing food, in the demonstration of recipes and with hands on cooking the children learn about the eat well plate and the four key food groups.Each week they prepare a recipe to share and take home to show their parents with supporting handouts. We do a fun challenge with the children at the end of the course.

Table manners for under 5′s – A New Approach to healthy eating and nutritional advice for families and young children that uses music, song, movement, food art and storytelling to engage families in trying new foods, increase their knowledge of diet and increase awareness of family lifestyle choices and the benefits of eating together.

Our pilot was delivered in partnership with enterprise Tea Dance For Little People and funded by Rushey Green Community First. At least 60 families benefitted from our pilots held at Lewisham People’s Day and the irish Community Centre in 2013.

You can view a taste of table manners in action.

To find out about our current courses click here or contact us

What parents/carers have said after attending the course:
“It gave me the boldness to try and explore various food. The course has been so useful for info and I enjoyed it too”
“Has really improved my confidence as I was starting to panic about weaning, much happier now, thanks”
“It is good to eat with other babies and parents so confidence can be built up. We plan to continue eating a varied healthy diet”