It is important to equip children with the skills to eat well for the rest of their lives – teaching them to cook, exposing them to a wide range of different foods and cuisines, giving them a basic understanding of nutrition and above all encouraging them to enjoy food.
Most importantly the ability to take responsibility for what you put into your body is a fundamental aspect of developing self-reliance and self-belief.
Our Cooking Expert
Fiona is our lead Expert for cooking during this Life Skills Academy Course.
Fiona is a veteran of the Life Skills Academy and the hospitality sector having worked as a chef in many well-known restaurants in Dublin.
Originally trained as a secondary school teacher, Fiona returned to an educational setting working as Head Tutor in Dublin Cookery School. She is currently teaching teenagers in Finglas in a high needs special school.
Our desired outcomes for your child
• Children become comfortable navigating around a kitchen. (not just knowing where the cupboard is!)
• Children become familiar with the process of turning ingredients and a recipe into something they enjoy.
• Children will be encouraged to try things they previously might have thought they didn’t like. Maybe they will be right and maybe they will surprise themselves.