Residents from Noel Park in Haringey have been getting to grips with healthy eating in cooking course for beginners. Sanctuary Housing provided funding towards the free four-week cooking workshop which was organised by local community café, Filling the Gap.
What did they learn?
The course gave the aspiring chefs the opportunity to learn how to rustle up quick and simple healthy meals, and receive handy tips on how to spice-up tea-time meals – from tasty potato and onion tortilla to quesadillas accompanied with guacamole.
Haringey resident who attended the free training, Natalie, said: “I’m so pleased I attended the course, I’ve learnt how to cook in just four sessions and I couldn’t cook before. I feel more confident in the kitchen and can even cut like a chef.
“All the dishes were fantastic and I can’t wait to cook tasty meals for my little girl – the first one I’ll be dishing up is healthy meatballs with 6 simple ingredients.”’
About Filling the Gap
Filling the Gap has made a pledge to serve affordable and wholesome food to the local neighbourhood. The ethos of its operation is to make eating healthily the norm by offering wholesome food at affordable prices and supporting local families.
The community café has run the course for the second time this year, reaching even more local residents including parents from across Haringey – thanks to the free childcare facilities available at Noel Park Children’s Centre.
Kate McMath King, from Filling the Gap, added: “Everyone here at Filling the Gap is hugely grateful for the continued support from Sanctuary and we can’t wait to work with them in the future and help even more families to cook affordable and nutritious food.”