Thursday, 14 October 2010

'Be prepared'

‘Be prepared’ that’s what the boy scouts are all taught, and here at KSC we’re following their motto too. This week has been one of preparation - we’ve been making lists, scrubbing the floors, and generally making sure everything is shipshape for our half term classes which start at the end of next week (have a look at booking for cooking on our website for more details). We’ve also been planning and strategising about where we’re going to take the fantastic KCS on Wheels next. We’ve been awarded some very generous funding to take the van out and about round London to teach lots more kids about healthy eating and cooking delicious food. If you think we could come to your school or community centre then get in touch, send a quick note to, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Fortunately in amongst all this planning and preparation we did have the time to go and visit the lovely parents and children in Wandsworth who cooked up some delicious seasonal treats. We were delighted to hear that they’ve been making their own pizzas topped with masses of veg at home after their lesson in bread-making last week – and that they tasted fantastic - well done everyone we’ll see you next week!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The theme of the week...Pizza!

This week has been a busy week for The Kids Cookery School...

The theme of the week...Pizza!

KCS on Wheels has ventured to Wandsworth this week to work with a group of young mums at Somerset Childrens Centre in the London borough of Wandsworth, just over Battersea Bridge. This week is the first in a programme of 8 weeks where we spend time with young mothers teaching them how to cook fresh, delicious, simple recipes from scratch. The first workshop was great fun and everyone made their very own pizza from scratch, what a success it was! Next week we are going to be making some delicous teatime treats; stuffed jacket potatoes and fruit crumble...we are looking forward to it already.

We have also been working with Westbridge Primary School in Wandsworth. Similarly to Somerset Childrens Centre we are completing a programme of workshops teaching year 6 primary school children how to cook. We are also holding after school clubs for reception class children and their parents to join in the cookery fun!

As always it was wonderful to see such big smiles on the faces of both the children and adults as they leave the session with their own creation, rushing to get home and deavour the goodies!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Homemade Takeaway!

Last week we had been at Fairley House School (a school for children with dyslexia) in Pimlico. We spent 2 days working with the senior school students and a further day with the junior school. The menu for the day was Pizza from scratch, and all the kids had a really brilliant time creating their own masterpiece! Everyone left the session proud with their very own home made takeaway. We taught an incredible 160 children over the three days at Fairley House- Wow!

It is always amazing to see the Van in action. We arrived on site at Fairley House School and unloaded the kitchen units into the school hall. We set up the kitchen and delivered 4 one hour cookery classes in one school day! Now that is an achievement! After a successful day of pizza making we packed up all the wonderful pizza's in a special Kids Cookery School ‘Homemade takeaway’ bag ready for home time. I hope the parents got to see the master pieces before they were consumed!

So what will next week bring? Watch this Space!

Friday, 24 September 2010

The New Term Begins....with loads of Bread Rolls!

Having had a really good summer teaching hundreds of children over the long schools holidays, it was time for us to get out and about with the KCS Mobile kitchen!

So off we go again! We had a fab day at Yellow Umbrella Day on Sunday 19 September, a huge family event held at Chiswick Business Park! The weather was kind to us too- not a drop of rain to be seen! As one of the chosen charities to be supported at the event, we arrived with our unique KCS on Wheels ready to deliver hands on cookery on the plaza! Yes, in the outdoor's; ovens, handwash basin, dem unit, and even the kitchen sink. Parents signed their kids up to cook fresh delicous bread rolls from scratch using their own chosen ingredients to flavour the bread, like olives, rosemary, garlic and sundried tomatoes which was lots of fun. Everyone's bread rolls were so yummy and all hand made which was fantastic! All in all I think we could all say that the whole day was a great success having taught about 90 kids (and a few parents and adults along the way.)

So to those of you that came and supported The Kids Cookery School and enjoyed cooked with us thank you for coming. We hope to see you again soon!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Exciting New Stuff....

My, my… how exciting new stuff is! Here at KCS it’s been a week of new stuff to get all excited about - like this blog for example; this is our new space were we can tell you all about what’s happening at KCS, what lovely food we’ve been cooking and what’s coming up next. Then there’s our new Twitter account; KSC has just discovered the world of tweeting and hashtags and what fun it has been. You can follow us… @KidsCookerySch. We’re having lots of fun making friends with other people who care about making and eating good food and getting kids cooking. Then, to round things off we decided to see what that Mr. M. Zuckerberg had to offer and found ourselves on Facebook, so now we have a wonderful new facebook page all to ourselves where we’ll be posting lots of useful cookery advice and tips so if you find your self in a cookery quandary and need some help you can find us there, just search for The Kids Cookery School and there we’ll be!