Master bakers share real-life cooking skills

Rural Women New Zealand members like Marion Dent and Trish Small are keen to pass on their cooking knowledge to children in the school holidays Cook and Eat session. Photo Toni Williams

Mid Canterbury Rural Women are passing on real life cooking skills to interested pupils in their annual Cook and Eat holiday programme.

It is a free course, thanks to funding from the Ashburton District Council, for pupils in Years 5 to 8.

It will run in the first week of the school holidays on Thursday, April 22, and is limited to just 28 children.

Programme co-ordinators Marion Dent and Trish Small are taking registrations for the session and encourage people to register early, as there was often a waiting list.

It would suit any child with an interest in food preparation and composition of meals.

Pupils will be given cooking skills for a morning tea, a lunch, and a sweet treat however the exact menu remains a secret until the day.

Members of the district’s four rural women branches – Anama, Lynnford, Seafield and Winchmore – are involved with a tutor to pupil ratio of one tutor for every two students.

It’s a great opportunity for Rural Women to interact with young members of the community and pass on real life skills.

The course will be held on April 22, at Ashburton College food and nutrition room from 10am to 2.30pm.

Anyone interested in registering can contact Mrs Dent on 3085954.