Welcome to our first ever Empower to Cook newsletter. We wanted to share with you a bit about what we are doing as a social enterprise this autumn and a few of our most exciting projects.
‘Grubs Up’ is a practical cookery and nutrition education programme for young people. The aim of this project is to give young people the knowledge and skills to help themselves. Groups of 14-18 year olds will attend sessions to improve cooking skills and food preparation methods, teach them basic nutritional information and ways to make delicious and nutritious meals on a budget. The project is being delivered in partnership with Public Health and Children’s Social Care Services.
Home Savvy is an exciting new project being run by Empower to Cook and Khepera CIC. We are working with twelve families in social housing to give them the skills and know-how to cook healthier, tasty meals within a budget, together with education on nutrition and home budgeting. Our thanks go to Home Group and Marsh & Micklefield for supporting this project.
We have worked with Chiltern Wood school for the past three years, running Empower to Cook clubs within the school day. This year we are continuing the great work with unique projects, food events and a pop-up cafe. We’ve had some fantastic feedback about our sessions and work will begin soon to develop more food education on the curriculum at Chiltern Wood.