Wednesday, February 29, 2012

News: Rotherham's Ministry of Food secures cash for cookery lessons


Rotherham's Ministry of Food has received £80,000 from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) to help people to increase their cooking skills.

The funding will provide cooking courses in the community and at the town centre shop, by working closely with local groups to access people who need some support.

The funding will also support the Ministry of Food to provide a further 30 volunteering opportunities, giving Rotherham people the chance to explore if a job in catering is of interest to them.

Lisa Taylor, manager at the Ministry of Food, said: "We are really please to have gained funding from CRT, this funding allows us to help more families and groups to cook from fresh foods.

"We see people grow from being people who find cooking scary and difficult at the beginning to those who enjoy cooking and are proud of what they have achieved at the end of the ten week course.

"The additional funding will also allow us to safeguard jobs, and develop volunteering opportunities for people who are interested in catering and teaching jobs."

The centre, in All Saints' Square, opened in 2008 as part of Jamie Oliver's TV series and remained open with the help of £130,000 a year from Rotherham Council.

They became a social enterprise in 2010, enabling them to achieve financial stability and to bid for funding.

It is still supported by the chef and his team as well as Rotherham Council, the NHS and Voluntary Action Rotherham.

Rotherham Ministry of Food website


Anonymous,  July 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM  

That's great news!

How do I find out more about the funded training opportunities?

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