Budding chefs step up to the plate with Riverside

CHILDREN in Liverpool have been getting a taste of healthy eating and practical food skills thanks to housing association Riverside and its specialist contractor Sustainable Group (UK).

As part of its work with Liverpool East Youth Consortium, Riverside has teamed up with Junior Chefs Academy to run a series of food education workshops across Knotty Ash, Yew Tree and West Derby.

Funded by the building and energy efficiency contractor Sustainable Group (UK) Ltd., the interactive sessions are taking place at Priority Youth, M & H Academy, Deysbrook Village Centre and SMARTY’S. Their aim is to help young people make smarter choices about what they eat by making food education fun.

Riverside’s Community Engagement Officer Sophie Heneghan said: “We recognise how difficult it can be to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays so the Junior Chefs’ Academy workshops are just one of a number of things we have organised across the city to keep boredom at bay during the summer break.

“What’s more, all the ingredients, equipment, study materials, hats, aprons and recipe packs are provided so the workshops won’t cost our residents a penny. And the children get to take home their culinary creations for the whole family to enjoy.”

In addition to the youth classes, Riverside has also organised intergenerational workshops in its Care and Support scheme at Hawthorne Court in Bootle and Tuebrook Hope Centre.