Off to University - Skills for Life

tue29aug(aug 29)10:30 amthu31(aug 31)4:30 pmClass OverCompletedOff to University - Skills for Life£300 - Three day course10:30 am - 4:30 pm (31)(GMT+01:00) Deansgate Square, M15 4YB 0 Add to Saved List

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Aimed at 16-21 year olds

To book call - 0161 706 0505

Deansgate Square

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Class Description

A structured 3 day course of cookery classes, really focused on being self sufficient in the kitchen. The class will have a maximum of 8 participants and will run daily for 3 days and will benefit those either leaving home to go off to University, want to cook more at home independently or simply want to understand more about how to create tasty food which is easy to prepare and shop for.  We are planning to host this at Deansgate Square but if attendees would prefer Didsbury, please let us know and we may host across both or either site.

Led by one of our most local and most loved chefs, who has a background in inspiring and teaching teenagers and young adults, this will be a fun filled day covering different skills which will give every student the knowledge and confidence to cater for friends and family.

Dishes on the day will cover easy, nutritious mid-week meals; dishes from different cuisines; batch cooking; with vegetarian / meat / fish alternatives.

In addition to the cooking, we’ll cover how to use leftovers to create tasty lunches, how to freeze things and safely defrost and reheat them, alongside how to shop efficiently and reduce food waste to zero.

Examples of what you’ll learn

  • Risotto and Pasta three ways
  • Mexican tacos / fajitas with vegetables / fish / meat alternatives
  • Omelette with fridge ‘leftovers’
  • Different ways with mince – Chilli con carne, nachos and spaghetti
  • Indian / Thai curry bases – an essential staple
(NB – Vegetarians welcome – all dishes will have a vegetarian option)

Examples of Techniques learnt

  • How to batch cook for the freezer
  • How to alter ingredients according to the season and what’s in your fridge
  • Adapting meals to be vegetarian / meat based / fish based
  • Basic hygiene and food safety in the kitchen
  • Savvy shopping: how, what and when to buy
  • How to store different types of food, including freezing, thawing and reheatingThroughout the week we will cook the above dishes and you’ll take home some food, e.g. some of the dishes you have batched cooked, so that you can share with friends and family straight away and begin your culinary journey.

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