Project 35 Cooks in the Community

Project 35 Cooks with the Community

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A cohort of students from Sir John Hunt School enjoyed an exclusive cookery class led by one of Ginsters' star chefs as part of Project 35.

Project 35 and Ginsters have provided enrichment workshops and food hampers for 16 young people from the Plymouth school as part of an Argyle Community Trust course.

The group were treated to a special pasty-making workshop at Ginsters’ state-of-the-art facility in the Royal William Yard by Senior Development Chef, Will Gamble. The young people were shown how to make some of Ginsters' famous savoury pastries by the experts and learnt the fundamentals of cooking, as well as all about where the ingredients come from, in a session aimed at teaching new skills, having fun with food, and improving personal development.

The youngsters are part of a four-week education and employability programme aimed at engaging them with education using a mix of classroom-based activities and outdoor education, held primarily at Brickfields Sports Centre - which also provides experiences and enrichment sessions of its own.

From the outset, support through education has been set a vital framework for the sustained success of Project 35, which intends to create long-term behaviour change and support people to overcome poverty challenges.

The enrichment sessions combined education and food support, with each child leaving with a Ginsters food hamper to take home.

Ginsters Brand Communications Coordinator Debbie Moss said: “This has been another fantastic opportunity for us to support local families through Project 35. A workshop like this, where kids are being taught how pasties are made and where the vegetables in them come from, is vitally important. It enables them to take what they’ve learnt home and perhaps even educate their parents on where their food comes from and how it’s made.”

Ginsters Senior Development Chef Will Gamble added: “It’s brilliant - passing on the knowledge and getting them excited about food and educating them. They were really engaging which is really good to see.”

Argyle Community Trust Employment Manager James Hunt said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to Project 35 and Ginsters for providing support for our programme. Each of the young people will be able to go home and use this in their own kitchen and use these important skills in their life.”

Read more about Project 35 and how you can get involved here, and follow the Trust and Club news and social channels to discover the incredible initiatives taking place in 2023 as we continue to tackle poverty in Plymouth, Devon, and Cornwall.

For more information on Argyle Community Trust Education and Employability courses, visit the Trust's website.

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