fit2cook is delighted that cooking in the curriculum is now compulsory in primary schools. We want to help schools make this a reality.
fit2cook food education runs cooking workshops in the classroom that tie in with the new guidelines. fit2cook brings all our own equipment and ingredients and can work with a whole class at a time. We don't need cooking facilties. We like every child to make their own dish. This gives them a sense of satisfaction and ownership. All our staff are CRB checked and have food safety & hygiene certificates. We are a Hampshire County Council Vendor.
"In order to meet the requirements for pupils to be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating of Design and Technology in the New Primary Curriculum, Min from Fit2 Cook has expertly and successfully adapted our cooking and food preparation skills to match our topics such as: China and Chinese Food, Rome and Roman Banquet, Saxons and Saxon Potage etc. Our children really enjoy Min’s lessons and we are always impressed by the way she effectively instils in them a love of cooking and creativity, an understanding of where food comes from, an awareness of the importance of a healthy and varied diet, as well as the ability to use a wide range of utensils and cooking techniques to prepare a delicious mix of basic, essential and savoury dishes which can be used in the home."
Nicky Osborne, Headteacher, All Saints Primary School, Winchester
Having worked for over 5 years delivering cooking in the classroom we'd like to share our favourite recipe ideas with you:
Key stage 1 - compiling food, basic food skills, sensory work
Reception - fruit kebabs - based on the Handa's Suprise storybook.
Year 1 - eggy bread and breakfast smoothies plus making cress heads out of the shells!
Year 2 - duck pancakes and rice tasting for Chinese New Year
Key stage 2 - hot, savoury, seasonal recipes which develop cooking skills:
Year 3 - savoury scones - watercress and cheese or pumpkin
Year 4 - pizzas with seasonal veg toppings
Year 5 - vegetable curry and chapatis
Year 6 - toad in the hole with salad or roasted roots
We have lots of other ideas so please contact us if you'd like a costed proposal for a workshop.