"Cooking used to be taught in schools albeit mainly to girls and for a short while to boys but this no longer happens apart from being taught under the guise of food technology."
Cookery School at Little Portland Street have launched an intensive cooking course for teenagers during the half-term or summer holidays.
The course takes teenagers from baked beans to brilliance in just five days, teaching them the essentials of cooking. They'll finish the week with a large amount of varied, easy and enjoyable recipes that can be enjoyed every night of the week.
"Once upon a time fifty years ago cooking used to be handed down through the generations but this no longer happens. Cooking used to be taught in schools – albeit mainly to girls and for a short while to boys – but this no longer happens apart from being taught under the guise of food technology – not the most inspiring of titles
"If every child were given the opportunity to learn to cook at school, the nation would save vast amounts of money: obesity could be controlled as kids would be taught to understand what they need to eat to remain fit and well; waste in food could be cut down too with understanding of how precious food is and the enormous of energy that it takes to produce the food that we take so for granted".
Her team have created a cooking course which aims to leave students filled with the confidence that they can cook well for themselves and replicate the dishes that they have learnt in their home kitchen.
Each day, they will arrive to a Cookery School breakfast of freshly baked morning goods and hot chocolate, tea or coffee. At lunch time, they will sit down around the Cookery School table to enjoy tasting the dishes that they have made. Every afternoon, there will be food related activities and challenges.
The camp can happy to accommodate most dietary requirements, including halal and kosher.
Find out more, including the dates of all the Cooking Camps for Teenagers here