Cookery courses, pop-up cafés and community meals
NGCFI works with local people to help improve cooking skills and diets. We share how to cook healthy meals with fresh food on a budget. Classes are fun, using easy recipes. Cooking brings people together – wherever you are from in the world, everyone loves good food!
We run classes for men and women, for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Our trained community cooks will make the activities fun and the food tasty and we supply all the equipment and ingredients.
The classes always end up with time to taste the food. They can also lead to a get together, pop-up café or community meal where the newly-trained cooks make something tasty for friends and family. In May 2014 we hosted a community meal with Scottish comedian, Karen Dunbar.
All our meetings, get-togethers and social events feature fresh, healthy food, all cooked by people taking part in our projects.
If your organisation, school, club or youth group, would like us to run a cookery course leading up to a fun event, fill in your details or phone 0141 558 2500.
Healthy Baby Weaning
With the NHS we co-deliver healthy baby weaning sessions for parents in the Springburn area who want to give their babies the best start in life. They can learn about when it should happen, what babies can and can’t digest and nutrition. Parents receive a subsidised weaning pack and tips and advice. Parents are encouraged to do a follow-on cookery course, so they can go on having a healthy diet for themselves and their families. And of course, it’s much cheaper to buy fresh ingredients and cook them, than to exist on a diet of ready meals.
Your health visitor or GP can give you information about baby weaning sessions.
Venue – Springburn Parish Church, 12.45 – 2.00pm 1st December 2016.
Pre-Natal Cookery classes
We can deliver pre-natal cookery classes. Parents learn to make their own baby food, rather than buying expensive jars and tins.
Be a cooking volunteer
If you have a passion for healthy food and are a good home cook, please volunteer to be a cookery assistant. Having volunteers means more one-to-one support for people. And from time to time we run courses for assistants to train to become community cooks, a good job opportunity.
We helped develop the North Glasgow Youth Food Guidelines and Healthy Eating Toolkit. Download a copy. Youth organisations in the North can hire our the cookery tool kit on request.
We also have lots of healthy recipe cards – if you’d like some let us know.