Volunteer Opportunity: become a “Community Cookery Champion”

Didsbury Dinners have sent us the following

Building on the success of our 4-week ‘learn to cook’ course last autumn, this year Didsbury Dinners aims to teach another 100+ people how to cook, for free!
We’re recruiting a team of 12 Volunteer Community Cookery Champions to help us achieve this ambitious goal (please see attached poster). Each member of the team will teach a free cookery course (consisting of six 2-hour cookery sessions) in Didsbury East or West wards. The team will be supported by, and accountable to, the Didsbury Dinners ‘learn to cook’ planning group, and will work closely with the local community. Free training worth over £250 will be provided.
We are looking for committed individuals who are passionate about food and cookery. No previous experience is necessary, but basic cookery skills are essential.

adapting englands suburbsFull details and application pack available from our website: http://didsburydinners.wordpress.com/communitycooking/

About Didsbury Dinners
Didsbury Dinners is a community group based in Didsbury, South Manchester. We signed Manchester’s climate change action plan ‘Manchester: A Certain Future‘ and again wish to make sustainability the focus of the Didsbury Dinners ‘learn to cook’ sessions.
This means teaching people to cook in a way that has a positive benefit on their health, saves them money, and also helps the environment. So we’ll be focusing on making it easier for people to:

  • buy or grow their own local, seasonal food
  • cut down on food waste
  • reduce meat and dairy consumption
  • avoid packaging, and
  • recycle.

What we can offer you:

  • free accredited basic teacher training (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector, ‘PTLLS’)
  • free accredited food hygiene training
  • free training in budgeting, basic nutrition, ‘eco-cookery’, cooking without meat and dairy, and how to give a successful cookery demonstration.

To apply to be a Volunteer Community Cookery Champion, please email us your completed application form and equality monitoring form (available from http://didsburydinners.wordpress.com/communitycooking/) by 22 July 2012. Please note: if we receive a large number of applicants, we will close the application process before this date.
If you don’t fancy becoming a Community Cookery Champion, but you’d like to help with the day-to-day running of the project, please complete our survey [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WM5GNK9].We look forward to hearing from you!The Didsbury Dinners Team
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