Let’s Get Cooking in the Holidays training resources

The Children’s Food Trust are the national charity on a mission to get every child eating well, at home, in childcare, at school and beyond.  We set up Let’s Get Cooking to inspire children to learn to cook and enjoy good food, equipping them with the skills and confidence to get hands-on in the kitchen and make healthier food choices throughout their lives. We believe every child has a right to nutritious food and this shouldn’t stop when the school holidays start.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your training with us and can’t wait to start your cooking sessions over the holidays. Below you’ll find a list of downloadable resources to help you run your sessions.

Welcome to running your Let’s Get Cooking club

A guide to running cooking session

Cooking and demonstrating with groups

Food customs of different religious and cultural groups

Cooking club equipment list

Food hygiene and safety checklist

Club risk assessment

Correct peeling and chopping techniques

Good practice presentation and training techniques

Guide to using our recipes

How our recipes are nutritionally analysed

Food allergens in our recipes

The Eatwell Guide

Getting the balance right

Cooking safely 

Demonstrating and developing cooking skills

Let’s Get Cooking Recipe Book

Making light work of many cooks

Using our session plans and recipes

Session plans:

Lamb and Lentil Moussaka Session Plan 

Mango Chicken Pittas Session Plan 

Mini Pancakes Session Plan 

Vegetable Fajitas Session Plan 


Cooking skills

Before you start cooking

Looking for more healthy, tasty recipes? We’ve got hundreds of available for free on our Let’s Get Cooking at Home website as well as inspirational ideas and top tips to get cooking.

If you have any questions or need any support, contact our team on 0114 199 6950 or email rachael.hanning@childrensfoodtrust.org.uk

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