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Our Kitchen Challenge projects are designed for young people aged 14-15 who are struggling to achieve in the normal school environment.
The project comprises of six sessions over six weeks, which takes them on an inspiring journey from farm to fork.
They learn the importance of healthy eating, whilst becoming equipped with the skills needed to put this theory into practice in a practical
kitchen environment. They will prepare and cook meals, individually and in groups, which they will eat together as part of each session.
The participants are encouraged to try lots of different ingredients to open their minds to new flavours and cuisines.
As well as providing them with the skills to cook, they are given the opportunity to visit a farm and abattoir, a hard but necessary lesson
in the origins of their food.
This exciting project culminates with the learners running their own restaurant for the evening, where they have devised their own menu,
prepared and cooked all the food themselves, and served to a dinning room full of their friends and family.
Throughout the project they will gain health and safety knowledge, and on completion of the project will be awarded with their Food Safety
Certificate a job reference from Rob Rees MBE The Cotswold Chef. As well as this they will collect a portfolio of recipes which they
have cooked each week.
This project not only gives the participants skills to progress in the food industry if desired, but also works as a tool to build confidence,
motivation, communication and team working skills. Hopefully these will then be transferable to other aspects of their lives, helping them to
reach their full potential.
We believe that the learners deserve a chance to prove that they can be responsible, and can work hard, so we treat them as young adults and
allow them to have the opportunity to shine. It is truly amazing what they can achieve in just six weeks, and the projects have been an
outstanding success so far.
Other projects include:
Adult Education - more…
First Food Programme - more…
Working With Offenders - more…