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Teenage Classes

Duke of Edinburgh Skills

The Grow Cook Enjoy Cooking Skills Programme is run over 12 weeks for an hour per week. One session is taught in class followed by a session at home independently to extend learning.

In each class session there will be the practical preparation of a recipe ( to take home ) and a demonstration of a recipe to be cooked at home before the next session. We will look at nutrition, cooking skills, seasonality and where our food comes from. The understanding of healthy eating and the hygiene, storage of food and utensils are on- going throughout sessions.

Bread making, pastry, stocks, soups, sauces, cake making, cake decorating, mousses, tempering and hand made chocolates are just some of the skills learnt in the sessions. These skills were brought together to make an afternoon tea or something for dinner.

These sessions may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Skills Section, please check with your D of E Leader for applicability before booking.

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Kind words

I did Jayne’s cooking club as my skill for my D of E. Every other week we would go and she would teach us a recipe, we would work in small groups and it was really beneficial for my cooking skills and as part of my Duke of Edinburgh. . It was lots of fun and I really enjoyed myself.
— Martha, teenager from Epsom
When my son said he wanted to learn how to cook for his new skills section of his Duke of Edinburgh scheme, I Grow Cook Enjoy taught the basics of how to cook rather than just how to follow a recipe.  I was actually really surprised at how inspired a teenage boy could be. He really did cover a lot. It was worth every penny, thank you.
— Lisa, mum from Epsom

Student Classes

Find out about our thrive and survive courses. Perfect to prepare students for independent living!

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Private classes

Grow Cook Enjoy offer private classes to teach young people and adults to cook in either in our kitchen or the comfort of your own home. Whether it is to spend some quality family time, Learn new skills or to help with a particular dietary need, Grow Cook Enjoy can tailor sessions to suit your requirements.