A better Medway

Family cookery classes

Cooking with your family is a great way to:

  • spend time together
  • try new ingredients
  • learn useful skills.

To get you started we have 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 and a half 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 begin from Wednesday 19 April 2023.

Rochester and Strood course times

Thursday 20 April 2023

  • 1pm to 3pm
  • Delce Children and Family Wellbeing Centre, Green Close, Rochester, ME1 2QD.

Gillingham and Rainham course times

Wednesday 19 April 2023

  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Deanwood Wellbeing Centre, Long Catlis Road, Rainham, ME8 9TX.

Friday 21 April 2023

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

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.

Session times from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Course start dates

Courses begin from Wednesday 19 April 2023.

Wednesday 19 April 2023

  • Location: Brompton Academy, Marlborough Road, Gillingham, ME7 5HT.

Thursday 20 April 2023

  • Location: Chatham Grammar, Rainham Road, Chatham, ME5 7EH.

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 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.

Sessions times from 5pm to 7pm.

Course start dates

Courses will start again in the week beginning Monday 5 June 2023.

Details of times and locations will be updated here nearer the time.