Teaching life skills that will last a lifetime
Giving people the confidence to cook in a social environment is a valuable way to bring a community together. Cooking skills set young people up for life, builds social and interpersonal skills as well as teaching practical cookery.
Best of all sessions can be provided where people can sit down and share a meal together at the end of the session.
Teaching people of all ages and backgrounds how to eat well on a budget means less takeaways and better eating habits. Anne Marie continues to work and volunteer with organisations in the community to help people get the best from even the most basic of ingredients.
Through community funding and grants workshops have been provided for The Gap, Esther Project, Crown Routes, Whitnash Community Centre and Brunswick Hub.
Workshops can be designed around age, cooking ability and affordability. Between 6 and 12 people can attend face to face (depending on location, aims, ability and facilities).
Courses are built around the facilities available – if there is electricity and hot water on hand, it can pretty much happen anywhere!
Typical sessions include for youth projects and individuals of all ages who feel isolated in community. Working in venues enabling socialisation alongside cooking skills.
Ability to provide cooking workshops nationwide through Zoom and pre recorded cooking sessions.
Cooking and eating well on a budget.
How to incorporate fresh vegetables with typical store cupboard ingredients into everyday cooking.
Reducing reliance on pre-packaged food and takeaways.
Enjoy cooking from scratch.
Confidence to create simple meals from scratch.
Gain understanding of a healthier diet.
Provided with simple, fast and economical meal solutions.
Greater knowledge how to prepare and store fresh vegetables.
Know how to reduce food waste through making use of leftovers.
Receive basic cooking, food preparation and knife skills.
Cooking with others provides companionship, improvement in general confidence through a shared goal.
Potential to improve general health.
Improvement in well being.
Anne Marie has over 11 years of experience of working with organisations providing basic cooking skills on a budget workshops, enabling people to be better cooks. She is patient, kind and gives people the confidence to have a go!
Anne Marie is committed to helping everyone learn to cook, whatever their circumstances and has been involved in numerous local community projects in Warwickshire.