This 5 week course will help you to plan and prepare economical and nutritious home-cooked meals from scratch and cover some basic skills in cookery, along with food hygiene and menu planning.

Here are some questions you might be thinking about, before you enrol on a course –

Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?

No, but booking is required and we will ask you to complete a short anonymous survey, before the course starts and once you have completed the course, which will enable us to monitor the success of the courses.

What level is the course and do I require particular skills or experience?

For anyone who wants to learn to cook and improve their confidence in the kitchen.  Please note this is a basic skills course and wouldn’t be suitable for people who are already competent cooks.

Are there any costs or equipment I need to get?

We are fortunate to have received a subsidy from a local Trust, which allows us to offer the course to parents, grandparents and carers for £90, which includes your own dedicated work station fully equipped each week, all of your ingredients and you take home everything you make each week. If you aren’t a parent or a carer, but would still like to come on the course, the cost would be £125.  We will also give you recipe cards of all the recipes you have created during the course, so you can recreate them in your own home.  We do offer further subsidies and free places on our courses, so if you can’t afford to pay, please get in touch with us and we will try and get you on the next course. Don’t let cost be a barrier to learning to cook.
You will need to bring an apron and a container to take the food home in and a bucket load of enthusiasm!  At the end of the course, we will ask you for feedback to see where we can make improvements or include other content that is relevant.

By the end of the course what should I be able to do?

By the end of the course you will be able to prepare some tasty, healthy meals for you and your family.

What sort of dishes will we prepare?
Lots of different things such as home made tomato sauce, pizza, chicken pie, chicken curry, apple crumble and cottage pie.  Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian as we will substitute the meat for vegetables, just let us know.  Sadly we cannot always guarantee we can support gluten or dairy free diets, but we will try our best.

When and where are the classes?

The classes run from 7pm – 9pm on a Monday and Wednesday evening, for 5 weeks, from Le Rocquier School, St Clements.  All courses are term time only.

What dates do the classes run throughout 2016?

We run a class where possible, each half term which allows us the 5 weeks needed.  We may cancel a course if there aren’t enough places filled. Dates for 2017 are –

9th January to 6th February
27th February to 27th March
24th April to 23rd May – 1st May session will be run on Tuesday 2nd May to allow for Bank Holiday
12th June to 10th July
11th September to 9th October

11th January to 8th February
29th February to 29th March
25th April to 25th May
14th June to 12th July
13th September to 11th October

You can book a place by emailing or want to know more? Get in touch.