Edinburgh Food Social Chef, Joanna, shares her experience of teaching kids cooking classes in Craigmillar over the summer holidays.
Every Wednesday I run the Good Food Youth Club at The Venchie Children and Young People’s project.
The Venchie has been operating for over 60 years and supports over 200 children in Craigmillar every week. It offers a breakfast club, a holiday club, and daily classes on arts and crafts, sports, and cooking. At The Venchie, there is something for every child to learn and enjoy.
Food is an integral part of The Venchie’s mission. Not only do they ensure that the kids are fed when they are there, but they also provide a fortnightly food pantry for local families. Food education also plays an important part in enhancing the well-being of the local community. We are thrilled to be working with The Venchie to provide a fun and informative cookery classes.
“It was great having Edinburgh Food Social involved in our holiday programme and working with the children to produce a fantastic lunch was amazing. Children who might not have the opportunity to taste such homemade quality food seemed to take to trying it without any bother. It was nice hearing a busy bubbly kitchen with lots of great chattering and all the children involved loved the experience and seemed to be proud that other children were eating food that they made.” Susan Heron, manager of The Venchie