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.

Courses begin from 25 April 2022.

Chatham course times

Monday

  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Wayfield Children and Family Hub, Wayfield Road, Chatham, ME5 0HH.

Tuesday

  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • All Saints Family and Children Hub, Magpie Hall Rd, Chatham ME4 5AZ.

Gillingham and Rainham times

Monday

  • 1pm to 3pm
  • St Augustine's Church, 192 Rock Ave, Gillingham ME7 5PW.

Wednesday

  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • All Faiths Children's Community Primary School, Gun Lane, Strood, Kent, ME2 4UF.

Friday

  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Riverside Wellbeing Centre, Riverside Primary School, St Edmund's Way, Rainham, ME8 8ET.

Rochester and Strood times

Thursday

  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • All Faiths Children's Community Primary School, Gun Lane, Strood, Kent, ME2 4UF.

Thursday

  • 1pm to 3pm
  • Delce Wellbeing Centre, Fleet Road, Rochester ME1 2QA.

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 19 April 2022
    Victory Academy, Magpie Hall Rd, Chatham ME4 5JB
     
  • Wednesday 20 April 2022
    MidKent College, Medway Rd, Gillingham ME7 1FN
     
  • Thursday 21 April 2022
    All Saints Family and Children Hub, Magpie Hall Rd, Chatham ME4 5AZ.

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

More dates will be announced soon.