Graham Crump, Warwick Conferences' award-winning executive chef, is sharing his knowledge and skills with a group of Coventry parents as part of British Food Fortnight.
Graham has volunteered his time free of charge for the project. Over three sessions he will demonstrate to the parents how to produce simple, healthy, low cost meals for the family, made with fresh local ingredients. The three-week project is taking place at Canley Children's Centre, one of eight Sure Start children's centres in the city taking part in the trial initiative.
Graham said: "It is a pleasure to be involved in such a rewarding scheme. By spending this time with the parents, I hope to be able to pass on some simple and fantastic healthy meal ideas that the group will be able to go on to replicate for their children at home. And, once they can master these dishes I'm sure that they'll go on to experiment in the kitchen further."
"Warwick Conferences is passionate about quality and exciting food and in catering for well over 200,000 hungry delegates each year, we've a few culinary tricks up our sleeves which I'm happy to be sharing with this great group of parents. Looking after a young family is tough work and it can be hard to find the time to produce meals that are healthy, fun to eat and realistic on a tight budget. I hope some of my enthusiasm for fresh, tasty and locally produced food rubs off on my 'students' and they give what they’ve learnt a go back at home with the family."
British Food Fortnight runs from Saturday 18 September to Sunday 3 October. The cooking lessons at Canley Children’s Centre take place on Fridays 27 August, 2nd and 10th September.