In collaboration with the Milestones Trust and Soil Association, Square Food has developed a unique cooking course for care home cooks. This definitive course incorporates the principles of cooking from scratch, the practicalities of working in a care home setting and the specific needs of elderly residents and/or those with disabilities.
This professional development programme is designed for people already cooking in a care home or similar setting, to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in the kitchen.
How to be a chef: Square Food's 12-week training programme
BTec Home Cooking Skills Levels 1 & 2
Both levels of the BTec Home Cooking Skills course are practical, skills-focused and require minimal paperwork. Over one academic year, we teach young people valuable life skills that will support them to cook and eat well for life.
Suitable for groups of up to 10 students
Qualified, experienced staff
Professional teaching kitchen
Hands on cooking each week (typically 2.5 hour session)
Toolkit for independent living – budgeting, healthy food, cooking for others
Building confidence through an engaging activity
All ingredients, prep, tuition supplied
BTEC Level 1 or 2 (Guided Learning Hours required 40/60hrs)
Based in a community setting
Cooking in the Classroom: For primary school teachers
Cooking is on the curriculum! But where do you start with the practical delivery of cooking lessons? Understanding how to make best use of time and resources, practical health and safety and logistics of planning and delivery all pose difficulties for teachers. Cooking in the Classroom is an innovative professional development workshop that offers a committed approach to embedding healthy & delicious cookery lessons into your school curriculum.
The workshop can be delivered over a full inset day or two x 2.5hr twilight sessions and will give your teachers the tools to delivery cookery workshops in school.
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Volunteering: Support Square Food & get a qualification!
Volunteer at Square Food Foundation and get a qualification at the same time! We'll support you to develop skills for work and independent living and help you achieve ASDAN credits that count towards their widely recognised Personal Development Programmes. Contact us if you'd like to find out more.
Recipes for Success: Developing skills for work
Recipes for Success offers a range of food activities in a safe, social environment through which learners can practise cooking tasty food from scratch, as well as developing a range of personal and employability skills.
Contribute to a discussion on a particular topic
Participate in a team or pairs activity
Plan an activity in advance and review it afterwards
Demonstrate a level of literacy and numeracy by working from a recipe, adapting it for different numbers of people, and weighing ingredients
Demonstrate commitment and reliability by consistent attendance and punctuality
Cook simple dishes from scratch
Work according to health and safety and kitchen hygiene
Record of Achievement endorsed by SFF
ASDAN 1 level credit in FoodWise Short Course
Would you like to know more about cooking basic dishes from scratch? Would you like to learn in a friendly, supportive group where there is no pressure and you are treated as an individual? Our new cookery course is just the place for you! We are combining learning about food with developing personal skills which would impress an employer. In 10 weeks we will produce delicious food you can eat with us or take home. At the same time, there will be chances for you to show that you have valuable qualities for the workplace, and we will support you in creating a folder of evidence about what you have achieved.