Family Cooking: Case Study

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School approached Food Matters to deliver cookery sessions for 6 weeks in the Bristol Estate, Whitehawk. Six families signed up and attended almost every week (we had around 90% attendance). Each family cooked a variety of dishes on very limited equipment – ranging from reduced sugar Chocolate and Beetroot brownies to Cheesy Oaty Squares. We made a few different soups including Noodle Veg and Pea and mint, and the group made Naan Bread Pizza and ‘bespoke’ Fajitas – where they enjoyed experimenting with their favourite ingredients.

“The sessions were a great opportunity to cook and spend time together, father and son, and get some new recipe ideas”– Cookery course participant

All of the families were very engaged and worked together to create dishes from scratch. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive – all of the families – parents and children – enjoyed the sessions, so much so that they were disappointed when the sessions ended this week. It would be fantastic to work with the school again, as the children tasted (and enjoyed!) lots of new flavours and families were taught some simple, affordable meal ideas.

“My son would have never tried some of the food if he hadn’t have done the course – especially the salad nicoise! He’s a much less fussy eater” – Cookery course participant

Have a look at our recipes section for more ideas we have tried and tested in our cookery workshops.

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