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Teacher Training
Want to boost your skills?

We train 1500 teachers, school cooks and other cooking leaders every year – helping them lead more effective cooking sessions in their schools, communities and businesses.

Why train with us?

Our team have years of experience as food teachers and as CPD trainers, and we tailor sessions to your particular needs and the groups that you work with.

We can also offer food education advice on whole-school approaches to cooking, developing a progressive cooking skills curriculum, incorporating cooking into other subjects, project-based learning and much more.

Our flexible training can include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Classroom Management
  • Prep and lesson planning
  • Choice of equipment
  • Teaching cooking skills (especially knife skills)
  • Healthy eating guidance
  • Linking cooking sessions to growing activities
  • Encouraging new tastes
  • Cooking healthier versions of fast food favourites
  • Cooking on a budget

Training can take place where it suits you – on a Cooking Bus, in schools, a community centre, other local venues or at The Cooking School at Dean Clough.

All of our feedback from sessions is incredible positive – here’s what Penny Wetton, a headteacher from Lincolnshire, had to say about us: "In my ten years of headship, this is the best twilight training activity that we have undertaken.”

Book your training now

Some cooking skills training may be available in your area for free as part of FFLP commissioned activity.
To find out more or book training, contact joanne@focusonfood.org or 01422 383191