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October 30 @ 10:00 am - November 13 @ 12:30 pm


The Elementary Cooking Skills Course

Although diet-related health in Scotland is slowly improving, many people are still failing to meet dietary recommendations. As a lack of cooking and practical food skills is often cited as a major barrier to healthy eating current food and health policy in Scotland advocates the need for the increased promotion of cooking and practical food skills. To address this REHIS, in partnership with NHS Forth Valley Nutrition and Dietetics Department and with support from Community Food and Health (Scotland) and Edinburgh Cyrenians, has developed a new course called Elementary Cooking Skills. The course aims to provide participants with basic cooking skills with the aim of increasing their confidence, skills and knowledge.

Broadly it covers the following areas:

  • Basic food preparation skills
  • Basic cooking and presentation skills
  • Food safety
  • Using safe and hygienic practices

The Course has been designed to be flexible and can be delivered using various different approaches providing the minimum teaching time of 6 hours and course objectives are covered.

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in food and cooking with little or no cooking experience. More specifically the course could be delivered to a wide range of participants such as transition and life skills groups, community groups, voluntary workers, parent groups, young people, healthcare staff, carers and support staff. It can also be run to complement the existing REHIS food and health courses – Elementary Food and Health and Elementary Food and Health for Carers of Adults with a Learning Disability.

The course consists of 5 modules:-

  • Using safe and hygienic practices
  • Understanding and following a recipe
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Cooking methods and food presentation
  • Putting it all together

As a minimum requirement, participants will prepare and cook at least 1 main meal and accompaniment, as well as a starter or dessert. Candidates are assessed continually throughout the course using specified criteria and if successful will receive a REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills Certificate and £20 .


October 30 @ 10:00 am
November 13 @ 12:30 pm


Beith Community Development Trust
01505 227440


St Bridgets Primary School
Hagthorn Avenue
Kilbirnie, KA25 6EJ United Kingdom
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