Cooking Classes

A cooking education scheme for Loundsley Green

Following the recent extension and renovation of the community centre kitchen (thanks to funding from the People’s Health Trust), a Cookery Club was also funded to offer a variety of classes & workshops. Two recent food hygiene courses have been attended by a number of members of the community who have now qualified with a nationally recognised Level 2 award, and we have provided basic cookery skills workshops since 2014.

2019 Workshops

Please find below the forthcoming schedule for our monthly Cookery Development Group in the first half of 2020:

  • 4 February 2020 – Pancakes
  • 3 March 2020 – Hot water crust pastry and filling
  • 7 April 2020 – Quiche
  • 5 May 2020 – Pizza
  • 2 June 2020 – Frittata

For more info, please get in touch with Sandra Fraser either by email or call 07745 829599 and leave a message.

Cookery Development Skills Workshops – 2016 – 2018

The Cookery Development Group has included sessions on Génoise sponge, Soups, Bread, frittatas, pancakes, Madeira Cake and “Baked Alaska”.

Cookery Development Skills Workshops – 2015

We held a variety of sessions in 2015 including Ideas for using bread dough, New twists on puddings, Oven meals/easy meals.

Cookery Club – Autumn 2014

A club which ran on the first Saturday of every month August and November 2014, the Cookery Club was an opportunity to learn and share cookery skills.  This has ranged from one-pot cooking to store cupboard cooking, and our members were able to suggest topics the themes for future sessions.  All welcome.

Food Hygiene Courses

All participants train to gain a Level 2 award in the one-day session. The qualification is able to be used in employment but for those cooks who feel confident it will serve more as a reminder of the best practice in food hygiene in the home. It is also a useful introduction to those who perhaps feel that they have very few cooking skills at the minute.  If you’re thinking of volunteering in this new cooking project of ours you’re equally welcome too.
Note: this is a free qualification, however we ask for a £5 refundable deposit to secure your place.  Booking is essential (call or e-mail, details below).

SkillShare Cookery Workshops – Autumn 2014

In conjuction with Transition Chesterfield we ran a series of vegetarian/seasonal food cookery workshops including vegan cakes, abundance fruit/veg cooking, and how to cook a vegetarian Christmas meal.  These were thoroughly enjoyed by the participants and we hope to fun similar workshops in future.

Basics of Cookery course

In association with the former Tideswell School of Food we have successfully hosted several 6-week Basics of Cookery course on Tuesday mornings. Due to demand we hope to repeat this course once again in the near future on Tuesday mornings.  Click here for a blog article from Joe Hunt, the tutor chef from Taste Tideswell who ran the first of our courses.

Learn to Cook Children’s Classes

In the 2014 summer holidays we ran a series of learn to cook sessions on Wednesdays for children aged 8-12, which included learning to cook Tray Bakes and Simple Sweets.

Lets Cook Together

In January 2014 we held a series of free demonstrations and recipe tastings on Friday afternoons.  We intend to hold more demonstrations in future (watch this space).

Our Aims

The aims of this cookery project are:

  • To encourage people to cook meals/cakes/etc. using basic ingredients
  • To give more people in the community the skills to be able to cook
  • To encourage those who can cook to share their skills
  • To try to get different age groups to learn together to cook

Get in touch!

If you are interested in any of the above courses, or you have some cooking skills you’d like to share with the local community, then please e-mail Sandra at or telephone and leave a message at 07745 829599.