A new free training programme could give food for thought to struggling cooks and super chefs alike, thanks to a collaboration between believe housing and Wellbeing for Life.
The new six-week ‘Durham Dinners’ initiative will provide opportunities to learn all about food safety and hygiene, take part in practical cooking sessions, and pick up hints and tips on cuisine from around the world. Everyone who completes the course will even walk away with a Level 2 qualification.
The best chefs will be given the chance to show off their culinary prowess in a competition at the end of the course, with a prize to the value of £400 up for grabs for the winner. Participants must be aged 18 or over, be a believe housing tenant, or live in a community within the area. Full terms and conditions are available upon registration.
believe housing Community Investment Officer, Kimberley Batey, said: “Cooking is a skill that can transform life for you and your family. Being able to cook your own meals is a healthier option and can be considerably cheaper than the alternatives.
“With this initiative we want to help people right across the county pick up new cooking skills and celebrate their achievements. We’re expecting lots of interest in the courses. I’d encourage anyone interested to sign up as soon as they can as there are only a limited number of places.”
The six-week course begins during September and is being run at three locations across County Durham. It will run every Tuesday from 11 September at Belmont Community Association; every Wednesday from 12 September at Woodhouse Church and Community Centre; and every Thursday from 13 September at The Pavilion in Helford Road, Peterlee.
Applications for the course are on a first come, first served basis. To get involved call 0300 2000 194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org