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Harmonize Can Cook: Thursday 25th November 2010

Harmonize Project is an alternative education programme that offers a number of vocational courses for young people aged 12-16.

Harmonize in conjunction with AFC Liverpool, were invited to participate in a Can Cook session, based in the Match Works building in Speke, Liverpool.

Students arrived for a 12.00pm-3pm session and were greeted with scones and hot drinks; something that the learners felt was a real treat, and made them feel very special.

The Young people really benefited from The Can Cook studio and its fabulous kitchen equipment and a demonstration area where the students watched the chefs prepare the food directly. They also watched the chefs skills close up on a big screen. (Think Ready steady cook!!!) Which really helped some of the visual learners fully engage with the session.

The chefs took time to explain different techniques of cookery skills and also the experience of working in the kitchens and restaurants. As a result of this, some of the learners did express an interest of going onto catering college once they leave Harmonize, which the Harmonize team will support them to do.

Students made the following recipes, Chicken and lentil curry, spiced pilau rice, naan bread, sticky toffee pudding and toffee sauce!

All students were given a working area in which they worked in pairs to create the above dishes. All students worked really hard to prepare the dishes and really enjoyed tasting the dishes and taking them home to share their healthy home cooked “take-aways”.   A three course meal is something that the learners may not have experienced within in their individual home life. The Can Cook experience allowed this to happen.

Students who participated in the session were able to find and develop new skills, techniques and gained valuable experience of a working kitchen. These skills are necessary for the students, in setting up home in the future and would also be useful in their working life.

We are delighted that AFC Liverpool have set this course up for us with the Can Cook team. Even though they are the new football club of the city of Liverpool it is great that they are already involved in giving something valuable back to the community.

We look forward to working with them on future projects in the very near future.

Spokesman for AFC Liverpool Gary Beggs states “We are proud of our city and its residents and we want to be the club that really makes a difference.” We want to thank Can Cook who worked with us to make this happen and would like to encourage other businesses in the city to get in contact with us so we can set more projects up for our communities”

“As we are the 3rd Football club of this great city of Liverpool and are formed and owned by its fans, it’s our duty to give something back to our residents. We are only in our 3rd year and we have already completed numerous projects and we want it to continue”

“We have enjoyed working with Liverpool Lighthouse and Harmonize and have plans to work with them further”

If any businesses in Liverpool would like to work with us to help out in the community feel free to contact us at either [email protected] or [email protected].

To find our more about the Can Cook team visit www.cancook.co.uk

To find out more about Liverpool lighthouse and harmonize please visit www.liverpoollighthouse.com


Posted by:  karlos         Date:  December 12, 2010         Popularity:  615 views

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