Cook & Swap


Cook & swap is supported by a fully trained chef to support people in the community further their skills with healthy tasty cooking.

The idea behind this group came from a Greek initiative where families cook too much food. To prevent waste they donate to the community, swap with friends or sell portions of their moussaka at a very cheap price.

Have you ever made a meal with the intention of freezing portions for more affordable living? The only downfall is that you end up eating the same meal for a week. Wouldn’t it be nice to work as a team to cook several dishes and be able to swap portions making your week a little more interesting!

This project will focus on working in groups to cook a health tasty dish.

Each group will cook something different so at the end of the session the group have made 3 or 4 dishes which can be shared out and taken home. Each learner gets to taste a different dish and also learn new skills.

In addition to the get cooking courses this project will aim to further people’s cooking skills and give them an opportunity to gain knowledge and ideas with a fully qualified chef. At the end of the session the overall aim is for each group to share their dish by dividing it up into sections so that everyone is able to take a small portion of each dish home so they are able to enjoy it with their families and try each one.

The groups will have a choice of 2-3 dishes to choose from each week.

Each recipe will be given to each learner and they all would have had some experience of cooking the dish.

Another aspect of this project will focus on skill swapping so that people from different cultural backgrounds can share cooking ideas and recipes.

Participants will work with their teacher to plan for each week. Cook & Swap will work with the local food-co-ops and local businesses in order to source the most affordable fresh produce.

If this is something you think you may be interested in please contact Rebecca Grace – Ford on 02920 340975 or 07969065316 for more details.

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