As part of our New Year promotions, Cooking 4 Life offered schools in and around the North East the chance to win free sessions.  No strings attached, just be one of the first three schools from different Local Authorities to reply to the email and ask for it.  Simple. 

The winners were:

  • Gateshead:  Cardinal Hume Catholic School
  • Sunderland:  Blackfell Primary School
  • North Tyneside:  Coquet Park First School


Well done to those that won!  Photographs will be uploaded when the sessions...

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Cooking 4 Life providing the healthy alternative to burgers and chips!  At community events, school fairs and fundraisers. 

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Cooking 4 Life was asked to provide a show stopping start to Arts Week at Dryden School this week with an assembly and hands on workshops for children with a range of disabilities.  The theme was the Olympics with a focus on international cuisine so we provided a range of recipes from across the Olympic continents.

 

The children all tried the healthy recipes (with were tailored to the needs of the children) with an absolutely astounding success rate.  The children were all provided with...

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Today at Roman Road Primary school, Cooking4Life brought out the ultimate in eco devices...our smoothie bike!  No wasted electricity here, just plain and simple pedal power!  The theme of the day was all about India so we sported a (rather dubiously fitted) bright orange turban.  We used loads of beautifully ripe Indian inspired fruit for our smoothies; mango, watermelon, pineapple to name but a few!  Children, teachers and parents all enjoyed a good pedal!

We started off our Eco...

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The children at Fellside Community Primary School are thoroughly enjoying cooking a range of healthy recipes with Cooking 4 Life for their Fabulous Food and Ancient Egypt topics.

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This was one of the best school days of my life because I never knew that I was going to make pizzas in class and see my karate sensei. I hope they come back some day.
Joe (Age 9) Lobley Hill Primary School.


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This was a very informative course and the instructor has a bright, cheerful and engaging manner that comes across each time we see him. He has a great way of engaging the children with play that make it a fun game for them; even adults do not realise they are learning...


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After months of gruelling work and delving through the archives, our new website is now live. Leave us your comments in our comments section and the best comments win prizes!


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The staff at Falla Park were a bit dubious when we announced our line up for the ration recipes as their children are known to be amongst the fussiest eaters in the region. However, when it came down to it the children embraced the day and gobbled up copious amounts of carrots!


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Lingey House hosts Lingenbury their home grown version of Glastonbury with singers dancers, a snack van and our very own Cooking4Life smoothie bike! Children of all ages...


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Children from across the region are enjoying reading one of Cooking4Life’s favourite stories and are taking pleasure in making some of the delicious foods from the book. Gruffalo Crumble is obviously..

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Cooking 4 Life has teamed up with a selection of primary schools from across the region to distribute care boxes to the homeless this Christmas time...

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Cooking 4 Life is gearing up for the Olympic bookings that are now coming in thick and fast. From smoothie bike sessions at school Olympic Games, to Ancient Greek banquets...

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A last minute dash to fulfil a booking for a local primary school involved a visit to a local Chinese wholesaler for chicken feet, uncooked prawn crackers and a delicious aloe vera drink...

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What you're saying....

  • I learned how to cook. I went home and cooked some of the recipes we learned with my children and they loved the new experience.

    Lisa Coogan 01 February 2012, 21:53:00

    I said I wouldn’t try your food coz it had vegetables in but I loved it! Plz cum bak.

    Chelsie (Aged 11) 11 January 2012, 03:59:00

    I learned loads on this course that I didn’t realise. Nick had a lovely manner with both children and adults alike.

    Siobhan Andressen 21 December 2011, 00:15:00
  • I learnt from Nick that healthy eating is fun.

    Wendy (Age 7) 12 December 2011, 14:40:00

    I really enjoyed cooking with you today because I never really get to cook at home and it was a new experience for me.

    Annabel (Aged 7) 18 November 2011, 23:40:00

    I didn’t like mushrooms but Nick asked me to try them and I now love them!

    Michael (Aged 9) 16 November 2011, 01:41:00
  • Letting my son help prepare the ingredients has encouraged him to eat things that he used to say he didn’t like. He has become more open to trying new things.

    Susan Palmer 02 November 2011, 21:46:00

    My Best School Day EVER!

    Katherine (Aged 7) 12 October 2011, 23:03:00

    The excellent course was presented in a way that allowed the children to have a hands on approach to cooking.

    Michelle Cooper 09 August 2011, 22:08:00