Create, Cook and Consume
What Happens in this Create, Cook and Consume workshop?
The core workshop offering covers a number of food themes such as one-pot dishes, take-away favourites, food for mood and concentration, cooking on a budget, health eating etc. Even different food cultures can be covered.
All cooking workshops will be interactive, practical and will set out to achieve defined aims and themes and build on participants' awareness of food, flavours and kitchen skills. Young people will leave the workshop having created their own dish from start to finish, and can take their food home, or share with the group.
If the workshops are to be part of a broader programme e.g. as part of creating a food product for sale, Amy can introduce an enterprise element to the workshops, covering sales and customer service skills, budgeting of food and confidence building through mentoring. Amy is also a market stall holder and sells street food to the public, and is a young entrepreneur herself.
What areas does this Create Cook Consume workshop cover on the national curriculum?
The workshops are a personal development opportunity – giving young people experience of catering and a taster of a job in the food/hospitality industry
Supplements the Food Technology element of the National Curriculum (which is sometimes neglected)
Offers an introduction into entrepreneurship and self-employment as a possible career pathway
Peer to peer learning – Amy often encourage a confident participant to demonstrate a technique e.g. how to de-seed a pepper, to other participants.
Helping young people lead healthier lifestyles and change attitudes surrounding food. Encourage a habit change at an early age, rather than further down the line
What will young people get from this Create Cook Consume workshop?
Young people will:
- Feel challenged
- Learn and apply essential life skills around food
- Reflect on their careers and consider self-employment
- Experience support and mentoring
- A personal development opportunity
- Taking responsibility
Young people will experience:
- Developing a business focused mindset
- Working professionally
- Ownership and creativity
- Communication and listening skills
- Self-directed learning
- Money and time saving tips in the kitchen
- Ways to reduce food waste
- Budgeting through drama activity.
What do young people say about this Create Cook Consume workshop?
I'm going to share this with my family and teach them how to do it' - Aimee
‘I didn't know I could cook my own Nandos' - Faith
‘When are you coming back?!' – Reece
What sizes does this Create Cook Consume workshop come in?
2.5 to 3 hours per workshop. 2 workshops can be run to fill a day session.
Can be run as an afterschool project
How many young people can this Create Cook Consume workshop accommodate?
Maximum 8 young people per workshop, and can be broken down into morning and afternoon sessions
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Workshops & activities suitable for:
Young People , Adults, Arts Award, Brownies & Girl Guides, Community Groups, Curriculum Enrichment workshop, Further Education, Housing Associations, Key Stage 3 Schools, Key Stage 4 Schools, Libraries & Museums, Youth Organisations
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This workshop is available across the north of England and much of the rest of the country. We can also create a workshop especially for you – taking your budget, timeframes and location into consideration.
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