With cooking becoming a higher priority on the curriculum, we believe that school cooks are perfectly placed to support practical food education in schools.
They’ve already got the cooking skills, passion for food and use of kitchen facilities. All they need is the right training and support.
We’ve developed a training model designed especially for cooks and catering staff. It covers all the basics of teaching children to cook - giving school cooks the confidence and skills to run cooking clubs, support cooking lessons and more.
Training sessions include:
Here’s what the school cooks thought of it:
Emma Scholefield, a Catering Supervisor said, “I need the skills to set up a cookery club at school and I’ve learnt so much – including techniques, planning and easy-to-teach healthy recipes. This training will also help school cooks form a connection with children.”