The Community Cookery School Learn new skills and eat well for less. Our purpose-built teaching kitchen is a new initiative to support members of our community to gain knowledge, skills and confidence in cooking whilst learning how to produce healthy, cost-effective meals to suit their lifestyle. Courses are aimed at young parents, families and the older generation, those with specific health conditions, as well as those who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation. All of whom will be finding the ongoing cost of living crisis challenging. We are now hosting 8-week food foundation courses to teach participants to: Learn and improve knife and kitchen skills Gain knowledge of flavours and ingredients Grow in experience and confidence to create meals from scratch, making the most of what is available. Courses will also provide a focused session with Westbank’s Nutritionist for a better understanding of the foods we eat and making better choices within a tight budget. Enjoy making a variety of homemade meals including: Soups, curries, pizzas, chilli, pies, healthy breakfasts, filling desserts, basic sauces and more. The next course will commence in January 2024 with various times and dates available. Over time The Community Cookery School aims to offer a variety of workshops tailored to the needs of our community. Please check back for further details. How to register If you are interested in taking part in one of our courses, please contact our Community Services Manager on 01392 824752 or email [email protected] Alternatively, if you are a GP or health practitioner wishing to make a referral, please email [email protected] Click on the images below to download The Community Cookery School referral leaflet and timeline. Support Us We are delighted to have received generous support to date for the project from; The Edward Gostling Foundation, Morrisons Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, National Lottery Awards for All England, Hubbub, The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust, The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust and Waitrose. We continue to seek support for the project and we welcome gifts and donations of any size. CLICK HERE to donate or Call our Fundraising Team on 01392 824752 To find out more about current Volunteer Opportunities, or Sponsorship please contact us on 01392 824752 With your help, we can continue to support our community, now and in the future.