Search

Cooking class for unemployed men in Newham picks up award

09:46 26 February 2013

Let’s Get Cooking club coordinator Ralph and club member Leon celebrate winning their Golden Spoon award.

Let’s Get Cooking club coordinator Ralph and club member Leon celebrate winning their Golden Spoon award.

submitted

A community organisation in Canning Town has picked up a gong for teaching young unemployed men how to cook.

Community Links was awarded a Golden Spoon by Let’s Get Cooking,

an organisation providing support in setting up healthy cooking programmes, after it launched a cooking club for unemployed men aged 20-40.

The club aims to help members become more self-sufficient with food while creating a support network for unemployed people in the community.

Ralph Corkill, who helps run the club, said: “Some of our members rely on others for a place to stay so learning to cook is a survival skill for them. “The club has created a network for them so that they can all help each other afford to eat well. Members have become really experimental with food and club together to buy ingredients to help each other cook meals.”

Community Links was presented with its Golden Spoon, by cook and teaching champion Kate Bellingham, best known for hosting Tomorrow’s World and Children’s ITV programme, the Big Bang, at a national awards ceremony.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

07:00

An arts charity has saved a community centre from closure by launching a 120-seat theatre and “creative hub” for emerging talent.

Newham
Yesterday, 16:27

A consultation on whether or not to allow members of the public to use toilets in shops, cafes and pubs is underway.

Yesterday, 14:47

Leaving your country because of war can be a life-changing decision.

University of East London
Yesterday, 12:00

Fancy the jamming session of a lifetime? Jazz guitar legend Martin Taylor MBE is coming to Stratford to give you the chance.

Elizabeth Olympic Park

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now