Weekly Cooking Challenges

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About this experience
Ages: 9 - 18 years
Group size: 4 - 6
Parents can join in (without charge)

Every week in term time there will be a healthy food based challenge, either around a specific type of meal or food. Then the fun starts.

A full meal, usually savoury, has to be researched/decided on, ingredients source, cooked and presented to either a group of peers where they each get to taste each others creations, or as a family meal.

For example, one week the brief may be cauliflower and any meal can be made using cauliflower as its base - i.e. cauliflower and pea curry with rice and naan bread, cauliflower pizza base with sundried tomato, mozzarella, and bazil topping, etc.

The idea is that the children learn to research different recipes, try new tastes and share their creations. As everyone's diet is different the meals can be meat based, vegan, simple or very elaborate.

The topic will be given out on a Friday and the child will have a whole week to research, source ingredients and cook their meal before sharing it with the group on the next Friday.

About your mentor

I am a mum of two home schooled girls and a trained Nutritional Therapist, Iridologist & Access Bars Practitioner. Over the years I've realised through working with clients and meeting other families, that the essential life skills of being able to cook your own delicious meal is being lost. Also the knowledge of which foods nourish and which deplete your body of nutrients is something that many people don't know. Through teaching children to try new foods, cook their own delicious meals, share their creations with peers and family this knowledge and essential life skill will be nurtured and built on throughout their life. I am passionate about giving people the tools to nourish a healthy body.

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
Exploration of new foods, how they can nourish the body, encouraging healing
Boosting confidence in the kitchen and increasing cooking skills
Develop ability to research recipes
Create new friendships and bonds around the table
Increasing knowledge of what it takes to plan and produce a meal
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Cancellations

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. The customer may cancel within 14 days of the booking confirmation, and I will provide a refund. I will deduct from the refund a pro-rata sum for experience sessions already attended, and any one-off costs I have incurred in preparing to provide the experience to the student. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

  • No refunds will be given for individual sessions missed or cancelled during the experience.

  • Cancel up to 48 hours before a block begins and receive a 100% refund.

  • Cancel up to 5 days before a block begins and receive a 100% refund.

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Your Mentor
Caroline

Caroline

Hartfield

I am a Nutritional Therapist so know first hand the healing powers of food. I have been setting these weekly food challenges for my daughter over the past few years. She loves cooking and creating meals, but she is not great at trying new things. This has helped focus her search for new recipes, develop a taste for different spices and foods that she would not have tried before. By helping children find their own inspiration around food it can help them explore more ideas and new recipes.