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Little Chefs Big Chefs CIC has a central ethos which stresses the importance of a healthy diet and the teaching of kitchen skills and better cooking methods. Our primary objective is children and families as developing good eating habits from a young age not only helps children develop physically but also starts the roots for maintaining a good diet for the rest of their lives and hopefully preventing many health issues.

During all sessions, we encourage full participation thus ensuring that we have full attention and engagement throughout. Cleaning up during and after the workshops are a vital part of the session too.

We broach on many topics including food sources, food horticulture, avoiding waste (which can impact the environment) and using food to bring communities together. Above all, the workshops are delivered with patience, support and understanding yet are fun and informative.

As the lead (Joanne Iceton), I am aware of sensory processing disorders, autism, co-ordination issues and learning disabilities.

Our cooking workshops can be delivered within many venues and schools.
We are based in the Bishop Auckland area but can work throughout County Durham.

Up to date DBS, public liability, first aid, food safety and safeguarding certificates can be requested if wished.

What we do

School or Home-Schooling Workshops

We offer unique workshops and after school clubs teaching children and young people of ALL abilities how important a healthy diet is as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Our workshops provide opportunities for pupils to actively learn beyond the classroom, enrich the curriculum and support the Healthy Schools initiative. 

We can travel to your school where we will provide all food, equipment, aprons and resources. 
Our sessions can be delivered in the classroom or in the school hall and we do not necessarily require an oven (though this is preferred), just hot running water, a sink and handwashing facilities.

Outcomes, evidence and photographs (if consent is gained) can be obtained and shared from our workshops/courses.

We are fully insured, enhanced DBS approved, are qualified first aiders, abide by strict safeguarding procedures and complete full risk assessments prior to each course and session. We are also able to adapt our recipes to specific dietary requirements.
We offer unique workshops and after school clubs teaching children and young people of ALL abilities how important a healthy diet is as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Our workshops provide opportunities for pupils to actively learn beyond the classroom, enrich the curriculum and support the Healthy Schools initiative.
We can travel to your school where we will provide all food, equipment, aprons and resources. Our sessions can be delivered in the classroom or in the school hall and we do not necessarily require an oven (though this is preferred), just hot running water, a sink and handwashing facilities.
Outcomes, evidence and photographs (if consent is gained) can be obtained and shared from our workshops/courses.
We are fully insured, enhanced DBS approved, are qualified first aiders, abide by strict safeguarding procedures and complete full risk assessments prior to each course and session. We are also able to adapt our recipes to specific dietary requirements.

Family Cooking Workshops

A great way for parents/carers/grandparents and children to spend time together whilst preparing and cooking food then sitting to eat together.

All ages from little tots to teenagers take part which makes it suitable for all ages.
A great way for parents/carers/grandparents and children to spend time together whilst preparing and cooking food then sitting to eat together.
All ages from little tots to teenagers take part which makes it suitable for all ages.

Organisation Workshops

Practical and informal sessions which teach individuals of all ages safe kitchen techniques, hygiene and cooking skills as well as helping to bring communities together.
Practical and informal sessions which teach individuals of all ages safe kitchen techniques, hygiene and cooking skills as well as helping to bring communities together.

Birthday Parties

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You provide the venue, we provide the food, equipment and resources for your little or big chefs to have fun creating a dish.

Events

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We can come along to your indoor or outdoor event to deliver a pop up workshop or talk.

Please get in contact to find out more about our work