Category Archives: Training

Free Workshop: Kids Kitchen ‘How To’ Friday 18th September

Eva vegWe’ve got another workshop for those interested in or already taking part in our Community Kids Kitchen sessions.  Completely free for volunteers!

Running a Kids Kitchen Session
10am-1pm Friday 18th September 
Arcola Theatre, Ashwin Street, Dalston Junction
Playworker provided – the workshop is for adults, but if you need to you can bring your child; our playworker Jess will be with the kids in a separate space in the same room.

There will be people there from all the areas we’re supporting, so a great opportunity to make plans for your own sessions or find out more from people who’ve already started.  We’ll look at:

Venues
Marketing
Bookings and pricing
Recipe Planning
Organising Space
Tips for keeping both adults and children engaged
hi_big_e_min_blueThere’s also a opportunity to accredit what you’re doing with an AQA award, through the workshop and running/supporting Kids Kitchen sessions.

More info about the workshop here.  If you’d like to come, please complete this quick form.  Thanks!

Workshop: How to Run Kids Cooking Sessions

Kids Kitchen: How to Run Cooking Sessions with Adults & Under 5s

Workshop 10am-1pm,  Tuesday 24th February 2015

Want to learn how to run Kids Kitchen cookery sessions where you are?  Come to our workshop and learn everything from designing the workshop, preparing resources, food hygiene considerations and how to engage both carers and children with cooking. IMG_1776

Price: £60 – Early booking discount £50. Some subsidised and funded places for small groups, and individuals. Includes refreshments and tasty snacks from Kids Kitchen recipes.

Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row London E2 8QA.  The Straw Bale Building – a spot of nature in East London!

All are welcome: play workers – parents – grandparents – community volunteers!  This session is for adults.

Feedback from previous trainees:
“Good explanations, helping us to think about ways to engage the children”
“Very informative and inspiring”
“It was good brainstorming the different techniques in words we use to do with cooking: chopping, mixing etc”

Kids Kitchen has been running carer and child cookery sessions since 2011: adults and children working together to cook something from scratch: usually savoury, often lunch. There is always opportunity to get to know each other and what we are cooking, and always opportunity to play. P1010455

Now we are sharing what we’ve learnt through interactive workshops; to enable others to run their own Kids Kitchen workshop in their local community.

You will learn – and share your skills in:

  • IMG_1798The venue: finding and creating a suitable space
  • Who will come: marketing, advertising and booking
  • What we’ll cook: How to fit your menu in the time; turning any meal into a successful session; sourcing affordable AND sustainable ingredients
  • Managing money: Typical costs and what to consider
  • Keeping us all interested: Tips for keeping everyone – adults and children – engaged

At the end of the session you will get a Kids Kitchen Pack including marketing materials, template spreadsheets, recipe sheets and ideas, and session plans.

Booking for the event is here. To find out about subsidised places please email info@kidskitchen.org.uk

See you soon! Rebecca and Eva

FREE TRAINING! Run your own Kids Kitchen

Free training: This month we are running the first “Running a Kids Cooking Session” training. It will be completely free and we’d love your support to publicise. If you or anyone you know is thinking of doing cooking activities with kids- in a community centre, church, nursery- please pass on the details.P1010455

Running Kids Kitchen from Booking to Eating!

18th July 10am – 1pm
Hornbeam Centre E17

Kids Kitchen, a parent-led volunteer group has been running carer and child cookery sessions since 2011.  Now we are sharing what we’ve learnt through an interactive training session; to enable others to run their own Kids Kitchen workshop in their local community.

Kids Kitchen sessions are young children and their carers cooking delicious healthy meals together.  We believe that children who have contact with good food from an early age will grow up with the understanding of food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. It’s a great learning experience for parents too, and all enjoy the quality time together.

  • Finding and utilising a venue
  • Marketing; who to advertise to and suggested networks
  • Booking
  • Planning what to cook and how to fit it in
  • Turning any meal into a successful session
  • Organising your setting
  • Breaking Even
  • Tips for keeping everyone – adults and children – engaged

All are welcome: play workers – parents – grandparents – community volunteers!

At the end of the session you will get a Kids Kitchen Pack including marketing materials, template spreadsheets and session plans.

This pilot session is free as we have been funded by the Lea Bridge Ward Community Fund.

Book online here

See you soon! Rebecca and Eva