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Since 2005 we have been providing ad-hoc cookery sessions for schools and working on local Government initiatives for school children. From September 2011 we are formalising our services and will have a catalogue or courses available for schools, details of which will be available soon.

We recently joined forces with Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) to support their work to inspire children and teach more about food, farming and the countryside.


We are delighted to be working in partnership with FACE attending their Teacher and Farmer seminars.

Below are some examples of the type of work we undertake:

Curriculum Workshops
From September 2011 we are offering practical hands-on sessions, which are linked to the national curriculum.
Further details will be added here in due course.
Depending on the school’s needs and facilities we will price sessions accordingly. 
Every school is different; therefore we will tailor our activities to both your needs and your budget.
In every event we provide all the ingredients, equipment, aprons, worksheets and support materials for teachers.


Healthy Eating Workshops
Ideal for schools, pre-school and Sure Start Centres, we have experience running one off sessions and weekly courses.
Covering all aspects of the Eat Well Plate, getting your 5 a Day, labeling and ingredients we will tailor the session according to numbers, venue and age ranges, bringing practical advice and hands-on cookery.
We provide all the ingredients, equipment, literature and take-away packaging.
A one and half hour workshop cost approximately £260, for up to 25 attendees, subject to a pre-event venue inspection.

Case Study -  Healthy Lunchbox Cook Off Challenge

Teams from four schools competed to make an exciting and healthy lunch against the clock. 
The teams made spicy chicken fajitas, fruit kebabs, Caribbean chicken pasta salad and fruit smoothies while an audience looked on and voted for their favourite lunch at the end.
Cookies Kitchen ran the Challenge and at the end of each session provided a demo and recipe sheet for everyone to take away.

Picture above are some of the contestants from Hextable and Bradbourne schools with Cllr John Lankester,
SDC Chairman 2009-10 with Cllr Mrs Pat Bosley Sevenoaks Portfolio Holder for Youth.

 

Cookery Seminars and Workshops for teachers
A new service from September 2011 will be the provision of seminars and workshops for teachers and farmers. We will be taking part in sessions organised by FACE and, also we will be able to attend schools to run workshops for teachers. Please contact us for more details.

Primary School After School Clubs
We run several one-hour weekly afterschool clubs for primary schools, both large and small. Please ask us for further details and check our availability throughout Kent, Surrey and East Sussex.

Secondary School Cookery Lesson Provision
Our involvement within secondary schools is very varied; this case study below gives you a little insight into one area of our secondary school work

Case Study - Tonbridge Girls Grammar School

We provide regular, weekly secondary school level cookery for Tonbridge Girls Grammar School. Forming part of their Triple X Friday afternoon enrichment activity, our specially devised cookery course offers a full and varied programme for girls throughout the school.

Diverse ranges of recipes are offered – both sweet and savoury – and key kitchen techniques are taught to boost confidence and increase the students’ skill base.

We also worked closely with the school to devise a cookery day to form part of a school wide study for ‘International Week. Featuring authentic recipes from 5 different nations, the programme enabled 150 girls to prepare dishes from Nepal, Chile, China, Libya and Ivory Coast, and study key food-related issues specific to each country.

This project required Cookies Kitchen to undertake significant background research and presented us with a real challenge: to offer recipes suitable for large group preparation, within a small timeframe – and without cooking facilities!

EVENTS

We regularly attend school linked events (for example Connect with The Countryside days in Ardingly, Sussex) and agricultural shows, providing a range of activities for children to take part in.

For example butter making demonstrations and hands on participation to healthy eating meal demonstrations.

We are also available for talks and attending food festivals.
Please contact us for more details

For more information on what we can do at your school please email us info@cookieskitchen.co.uk or telephone
Carol on 07786271227