A better Medway

Family cookery classes

Cooking with your family is a great way to spend time together, try new ingredients and learn useful skills.

To get you started we’ve a range of free cookery courses you can join in with. Little Chefs is aimed at families and children aged 2 to 4 while Tri Cookery welcomes school aged children.  

Little Chefs

Little Chefs is a fun filled cookery group for families with children aged 2 to 4.

Gain confidence in your cooking skills and learn how to involve your little one in preparing food.

Children will find out where food comes from, how it grows and why we need to eat a variety of foods to stay healthy.

Each week we'll explore themes like 'eat a rainbow' and 'plants give us food' through cookery, craft activities or a story time.

Courses are either in person at our centres or online. If you have chosen to do your course online, we will arrange with you collection of the ingredients that you will be cooking with each week.

6 week course start dates

Monday 13 September to Monday 18 October

  • Wayfield Children and Family Hub: 9.30am to 11.30am
  • St Augustine’s Church: 1pm to 3pm.

Tuesday 14 September to Tuesday 19 October

  • All Saints Children and Family Hub: 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Oaklands Wellbeing Centre: 1pm to 3pm.

Wednesday 15 September to Wednesday 20 October

  • Saxon Way Wellbeing Centre: 9.30am to 11.30am.

Thursday 16 September to Thursday 21 October

  • Gun Lane Wellbeing Centre: 9.30am to 11:30am
  • online - Hoo and Peninsular Pick Up: 1pm to 3pm.

Friday 17 September to Friday 22 October

  • Riverside Wellbeing Centre: 9.30am to 11:30am.

Book your place

To book your place phone 01634 333 741 or email change4life@medway.gov.uk

Tri Cookery

Tri Cookery is a course that helps school children to learn new cookery skills, find out why it’s important to eat a balanced diet and try out some tasty, healthy recipes.

This free 6-week course runs during term time across Medway and is suitable for families with children aged 5 to 17 years.

Course dates

Tuesday 14 September to Tuesday 19 October

  • All Saints Children and Family Hub: 4.30pm to 6:30pm.

Wednesday 15 September to Wednesday 20 October

  • MidKent College, Gillingham: 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Thursday 16 September to Thursday 21 October

  • All Saints Children and Family Hub: 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

To register your interest in joining us at one of our family cookery groups, phone 01634 333 741 or email change4life@medway.gov.uk with your preferred area.

Healthy adult cookery

Join us for 6 weeks of online cookery where you will learn how to make healthy and budget friendly recipes that will support a balanced and varied diet.

This course is aimed at adults with basic to intermediate cooking skills who want to improve their knowledge around healthy eating to help them make better and more informed dietary choices.

You will be provided with a course information booklet, recipes and a list of ingredients that you will need for each session. Please call 01634 333 741 or email change4life@medway.gov.uk to register.

Course dates

Wednesday 15 September to Wednesday 20 October

  • online: 5.30pm to 7pm.