Junior Chefs Academy has been running children’s cookery workshops in North West schools that promote a healthy attitude to learning about and having fun with food. Their sessions are vibrant and educational and all pupils take home their own masterpiece; personalised chef’s hat; apron and recipe pack at the end of the day.
“From a head teacher’s perspective, it is a cost effective form of outsourcing. Junior Chefs meets every objective of ECM and also covers many elements across the curriculum, including science, art and drama. Most importantly, it’s great fun for the kids and messages are communicated brilliantly. Across all of our year groups the children have loved it.” Maura Williams - Head teacher - William StocktonPrimary School
A typical school day will consist of Junior Chefs running four workshops for approximately thirty children. Classes are delivered by a fully qualified chef/lecturer who arrive at your school, and supply all the food and equipment needed for the day, along with an abundance of enthusiasm and expertise. They can cater for all year groups and will organise the day from start to finish, and like true professionals, leave the designated work area spotless upon completion.
Their healthy eating classes include a fully hands on cooking experience coupled with interactive games and activities to engage and inspire your pupils’ interest and imagination. Sessions link in with the National Curriculum including the art of; the science of; and even a multicultural look at the process of cooking and food but most importantly they stimulate children’s interest in the health and nutrition aspects of food.
Junior Chef’s Academy worked with 22,500 children last year and are hoping to double that number this year, involving over 250 schools across the North West. The reports from primary schools have been glowing and their success figures are testament to the appeal of their product. The levels of repeat business has been absolutely fantastic and they are building strong relationships with many schools.
If the success of a Junior Chefs’ session lies in its all singing, all dancing approach, it is perhaps apt that a Michelin starred celebrity chef with his own brand of fancy footwork, Gary Rhodes, has been quick to champion the cause and says.
“It’s vitally important that we educate children about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet and give them the practical skills to achieve it. Through the Junior Chefs Academy these skills can be achieved while having good fun. I have been delighted with the work done by Junior Chefs Academy. They are helping kids to become educated about nutrition, whilst also having lots of fun.”
- Classes delivered by a fully qualified chef/lecturer
- Capacity of 4 sessions of 30
- Workstation left spotless
- Multi cultural food programme
- Sessions link in with National curriculum
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