Kid’s Cookery Masterclasses at Woking Food and Drink Festival


We are working alongside two local charities, to bring the aspiring young chefs of Woking some cooking masterclasses. Working from our state of the art kitchens in the Academy, our teachers will be taking children aged 7-13 years through how to make their very own healthy “scrumbles”.  No hot ovens are involved, so kids can really get involved, blending different combinations of dried fruits, nuts and chocolate to create scrummy little nutritious energy balls, all in manageable 30 minute sessions.

We are particularly excited to be working with the Sheerwater Community Project to raise funds for their fantastic Cookery Club for local children. The project has been running for three years delivering weekly sessions with the aim, to not only promote healthy eating (some of the time!), but to teach the valuable life skill that is cooking.  The project was set-up by Woking Borough Council along with Sheerwater Asda and has been aided by local volunteers helping out along the way as well. Courses run during term time and vary in length.

The kids from this community cooking project will be taking part in a masterclass on the Friday morning of Woking Food and drink Festival.  They will enjoy an hour of teaching at the Academy before appearing on the main demonstration stage to show off the dishes they have cooked.  We will be announcing their competition to win a fabulous prize, with all funds raised from this activity being directed back into the project. For more information about the project please contact Gary Cordery  or call 01483 743424.

Visitors to the 3 day food festival will also be invited to take part in our ‘Guess how many cherry tomatoes in the jar’ competition, running from Friday morning through to Sunday afternoon. Guesses cost just £1 and can be cast with one of our team at the Academy or on our Tante Marie food stall, with the lucky winner receiving a voucher for 2 people to attend our fantastic Academy Chef’s Table: Autumn Menu evening at Tante Marie. The winner will be announced in the main demonstration theatre on Sunday afternoon– and of course all money raised will go straight to the Sheerwater Community Project.

Our Kid’s Cookery Sessions will run across the whole of Woking Food & Drink Festival on 31st August – 2nd September 2018 between 11.00 am – 3.30 pm. Booking in advance is essential and tickets are £10 per child, with all proceeds going to another fantastic local charity Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.

As an extra special bonus, fresh coffee and cakes will be available to parents as they watch their children mixing up a storm, for a small donation to both of these worthy charities Yum!

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