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Cracking Good Food have secured MAES (Manchester Adult Education Service)  part EU funding to deliver 10-week, cooking programmes, three times, in four hostels across Manchester. A total of 120 cooking sessions, each lasting 3 hours. As part of their role within Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance, their mission is to enable as many communities as possible to have the opportunity to learn to cook. This they feel, provides that much needed opportunity. It is for volunteers and community support workers in the public, third and voluntary sector.

The programme requires a 10 week commitment which many vulnerable residents are unable to provide. They have therefore been granted permission to widen the reach, enabling community members (only with DBS clearance), to guarantee full groups. This is FREE in-house training for which they can provide CPD certificates.  Cracking Good Food will then be able to help support these community members, at a later stage, to roll out cooking in their community. Get in touch to find out more.

The courses will run with a minimum of 10, maximum of 20 people. Participants need to be able to commit to the full 10 week course. All food and protective clothing is provided as well as full e-recipe and idea sheets which can be photographed using a phone. An application form needs to be completed with an Individual learning plan.

The programmes will be run follows:
Chorlton:        Programme 1. Wednesdays October 2nd – 8 December 8th, 2019.     6-9pm.
Chorlton:        Programme 2. Wednesdays January 8th – March18th, 2020  6-9pm
Fallowfield:     Programme 1. Wednesdays Oct 30th, 2019 – January 15th, 2020      11- 2pm.
Ancoats:          Programme 1. Tuesdays November 12th, 2019 – January 28th, 2020      11-2pm.
Ardwick.          Programme 1. Wednesdays November 20th, 2019 – February 5th, 2020       3 – 6pm. Women ONLY.

Menus for the programme include curries, rice, pasta, stews, pizzas, soups, noodles, breads, pastry and vegetarian.

Booking onto a course online can be done here but please also email Sarah with a copy of your DBS stating which course you would like to attend.

Cracking Good Food’s Call Out for Unwanted Cooking and Gardening Equipment has enabled them to equip the kitchens with the majority of what is needed. There are four Apex Storage units (in-kind donation) across Manchester where some donations are still being stored. If you can help with the appeal for more equipment or need equipment then do let them know.

For  further information please contact Adele Jordan

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