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Introduction to cooking independently

About the Course

The aim of this course is to develop cooking skills and enhance knowledge of how to cook healthy meals that don’t cost too much. Students will improve their personal, social, and employability skills. Only a basic skill level of cooking is required for this course with the ability to follow a recipe from start to finish with support. Students will be encouraged to move on the Advanced cooking for Independence on the successful completion of this course.

The students will cook different dishes from around the world which are in season and work out how much each meal costs. This will help to enhance their knowledge of different cultures, sustainability, budgeting, English and communication skills.


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There is some theory work on the course. Each week you will learn about an aspect of food safety or health. Topics include Kitchen Safety, Food Safety and Storage, Eating Healthily, Food Groups, Being Price aware when shopping and Food Allergies. You might carry out group exercises, complete worksheets, try different foods or make posters to achieve this.