Free online course will offer young Chichester people opportunity to learn essential cooking skills

Young adults in Chichester are invited to take part in a free online cooking course led by food waste charity UKHarvest.

Taking place every Thursday for four weeks from April 22, the interactive programme is designed to help budding chefs aged 16-25 develop essential skills in the kitchen.

Participants will learn to prepare a new dish every week, while growing their knowledge on healthy eating and reducing household food waste.

Donna Martin, education facilitator, said: “With personal circumstances changing for so many during the last year, finding the motivation to cook healthy meals has increasingly become a challenge.

UKHarvest nutritionist Jo Williams

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people cooking together during our online sessions.”

Funded by Tesco Bags of Help, the course develops fundamental cookery skills over four weeks.

Participants will be invited to a live session to discuss the recipe, crafted by UKHarvest’s in-house nutritionist Jo Williams, and learn vital skills before receiving a recipe card and cook-a-long video.

Liz Woodsell, UKHarvest chief operating officer, said: “The demand on our services has grown exponentially over the last year, supporting those who continue to face challenges through lockdown restrictions.

“We continue to focus on the health and wellbeing of the people in our community, introducing new, fun and educational learning activities based around food and nutrition.”

UKHarvest has moved its education sessions online during the coronavirus lockdowns as part of its mission to ‘Nourish our Nation’ by eliminating hunger and food waste across southern England.

The charity provides free food to charities and organisations helping those most in need, as well as providing engaging education to help cook delicious and nutritious meals.

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