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Founder Michael Davies is a graduate of New York University and The French Culinary Institute, and has worked in the food and media sector. He is based in the UK where he works as a learning and development consultant.

 

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My aim is to give young people the ability to cook confidently and make great tasting and healthy food for their families and friends.

Without basic food skills and know-how, their worlds will become narrow, and they’ll have fewer opportunities to enjoy brilliant, real food and live healthier lives. “

 

The prospect for young people in the UK to enjoy a healthy relationship with food is looking pretty grim. For starters, we are losing our ability to cook balanced meals from scratch using basic ingredients.

Add to this a commercially driven, 24/7 continuous “food environment” that offers cheap and convenient food high in salt and calories, but low in nutrition, and the situation is set to spiral out of control.

How I can help. Here is a core list of services we provide to help schools make a difference:

  • Teach essential cooking skills (including knife skills, balancing flavours, and core techniques such as sautéing, roasting, baking, and simmering.).
  • Prepare lessons and teach classes on budgeting, shopping, nutrition, and meal planning.
  • Teach ‘real food’ healthy cookery with emphasis on whole foods and affordable ingredients.
  • Give teachers cooking competence and confidence as they prepare to teach cookery in the 2014 National Curriculum.
  • Collaborate with schools to create customised healthy cookery programmes that support food-related learning in other subjects such as maths, science, and languages.
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