Free cooking course for families

8 May, 2015

Salix Homes tenants can learn how to rustle up suppers on a shoestring at our free, family cooking classes.

We have teamed up with food charity Fareshare to teach tenants and their children how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

The six week course will take place in all our neighbourhoods across the city kicking off in Kersal and Broughton next month where there are 20 places available.

During the course, participants will work with qualified chefs to learn how to cook a variety of low-cost, healthy dishes for the whole family using fresh ingredients.

Tenants will even have the opportunity to obtain a certificate in Food and Hygiene and will produce recipe cards so they can practice what they’ve learnt at home.

Jackie Crook, community involvement and new initiatives manager at Salix Homes, said: “We have been running our cooking courses for tenants for three years now and they’ve been really successful with tenants saying they’re eating healthier and have seen their food bills decrease.

“We are encouraging our tenants to bring along their children too, so the whole family can learn together about the benefits of healthy eating. We know how difficult it can be to produce nutritious meals for the family when money is tight, so we want to show our tenants that it is possible to eat healthily while living on a budget.”

All ingredients will be supplied and participants will receive a cooking starter pack to take home.

Courses will start in Lower Kersal and Broughton next month. If you’d like to get involved call Sian Sharples on 0161 779 8849 or Cath Walton on 0161 779 8021 or email