Our six weeks of summer kids’ cooking classes have come to an end and what a summer it has been. We delivered 26 cooking workshops for 7-15 year olds at The Storehouse, 20 craft sessions for 4-6 year olds, 8 workshops for community organisations at The Storehouse and 13 workshops at five community centres around Bradford.
Thanks to some generous funding we were able to offer the workshops for free, and they booked up very quickly – we could have easily filled them all again. We made loads of exciting nutritious meals, learning how to safely chop and prepare their own ingredients, how to regulate heat settings and how to flavour their dishes using herbs, spices and fruit. The valuable life skills they learned will help enable and empower them to make healthier food choices as they grow into adults and they will hopefully pass these skills onto other family members and friends.
We worked with many families with young siblings who enjoyed learning about new food and tasting new dishes together. We event tempted lots of fussy eaters to try new foods and eat foods they ‘didn’t like’. One boy ‘hated’ tomatoes, but unfortunately for him the recipe was tomato soup. He prepared it, tasted it and came back for a third helping!
The younger kids had fun too on our craft sessions, enjoying a range of crafts including colouring in, sticking, flower arranging and making presents to take home. They also got a tasty packed lunch, and often to taste their siblings’ food too.
Our next kids’ cooking workshops are later this month and in the October half term. We expect them to sell out again, so book now. We’re also running some adults’ cooking workshops later in the year so it’s not just the kids who have all the fun.