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SEASONED Cookery School at Catton Hall, Walton Upon Trent, teamed up with the National Citizen Service Network to offer an exciting cooking experience to its participants, something that was seen as a fantastic opportunity for 16 -17 year olds from Derbyshire this summer.

Seasoned Cookery School hosted a two day event, educating youngsters on sustainability and nutritional values about health eating.

Over 160 children attended the event at Catton Hall, where they engaged in food foot print and the food sustainability for the next generation.

They then went into the kitchen and had a fun hands on experience making delicious pizzas of the choice, with a variety of fresh seasonal and locally sourced produce.

Simon Cooper, Project Manager at Burton Albion Community Trust commented, “Seasoned cookery school has provided a fantastic experience for 150 of our NCS participants. NCS is a programme that is designed to improve the work/life skills of 16 and 17 year olds in the Burton area and we have always wanted cookery lessons to be part of our skills week. This year, thanks to Seasoned Cookery School we have managed to achieve this. The location and facilities were of the highest standard and all the staff were so friendly and made the day fun for all the young people. We hope to come back in the future so more young people can learn important life skills in an relaxed and enjoyable environment”.

Clare Major, founder of Seasoned Cookery School, said “it’s not just about our corporate social responsibilities to the community, but about educating the younger generation the importance of creating nutritional, healthy, simple and value for money food just as they are about to embark on the next stage in their lives. This was a great day enjoyed by staff and pupils alike, spent in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall”.

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