We start our cookery classes in 2018 back at Q3 Langley where this term we are teaching the Year 8's. Both myself and Laura have been looking forward to this Spring Term to see how the children have got on since Summer 2017, the last time we taught this group of pupils. Will they have remembered any of the techniques and skills we covered, will they still be keen to get involved with our classes?
Back to school yesterday and we weren't disappointed in the slightest!
The students at Q3 are always a delight to teach, but it was wonderful to see just how many remembered those recipes from last year and the knife skills that we covered and how to still put these into practise.
The final recipe for the Year 7's at Q3 Academy this Autumn Term and it's a breakfast dish from India, a savoury gram flour pancake.
I've wanted to give the students the opportunity to explore a range of cuisines, flavours and cookery skills in the classes that they have with our cookery team, giving them a few simple recipes to practice their safe knife skills and build up confidence in the kitchen.
As always it's been a delight working with the students at Q3 Academy Langley and it's been incredibly rewarding for the team to see how with just 3 cookery classes the students skills, confidence and interest has grown.
Back to the recipe! It's a challenge thinking of something that 24 11-12 yr olds can cook in the space of 45 minute...
In the Spring I was approached by a group of parents who were looking for cookery workshops for their children. Delighted by the prospect of more children learning how to cook and gaining some life long cookery skills I set about designing a series of cookery classes for the children.
The outcome? A ten week cookery club for the children, with a class for 7-12 year olds and a class for 4-6 year olds.
The children were to work towards gaining their I Can Cook certificate and cookery badge whilst working with us to cook a wide selection of recipes and gain knowledge in basic nutrition and healthy living along with cooking skills. Along with the recipe packs for each week, each child was given a Cooking Learning Journey to rec...
Who would have thought that you could teach Year 7 students how to cook in their science lab? No, we're not talking Heston style experimentation, just good, simple cookery, starting off with the building blocks of how to cook safely, efficiently, creatively and tastily.
I'm determined that all children should get the opportunity to explore and enjoy food, both in eating and cooking and the location it turns out, just doesn't matter!
Our journey at Q3 Academy Langley started in April of this year. Invited to teach the Year 7's cookery as part of their incredible enrichment programme on Wednesday afternoons. Food at Twelve was to join other remarkable providers teaching the likes of Mandarin through to The Rep and their...
Who doesn't love a good food quote?! Or cake for that matter.
Now for the Blog - I've been putting off writing this first blog post for a couple of reasons.
What to say - this is my "Hello World" post! I just want to introduce myself and what Food at Twelve and it's ideas are about and why I created it without waffling and sounding like just another person who likes food and thinks they can write.
I'm not a blogger - I'd like this blog page to be like a cup of tea with a piece of cake, a little escape in the world. It's going to be a place where thoughts are written, recipes are found and tested, ideas for growing are contained, it will be fun and probably random - not ground break...