Our first session in the Gospel Oak Primary School took place this week. We had won funding from the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund to work with the school’s families to reduce food waste in the home. We will be teaching parents and their children how to cook together recipes that would make most use of commonly wasted foods, helping them make savings on their food bills. We will run three courses of four sessions each over the coming year.

We had seven families join us for our first session, each parent participating with one, two or three children. We were really delighted to have some dads join too. We got everyone busy cooking with vegetables; making fritters and a great big pasta sauce. All kids showed great cheffing potential and most were also just as enthusiastic about the eating.


We look forwards to our next cooking challenge with the group when we meet again in May. We are very grateful to the Evening Standard for making these sessions possible.