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FoodWorks is a community cooking programme teaching people how to cook fresh, affordable and nutritious food from scratch.

The programme focuses on the whole person, integrating both practical training with personal development support to achieve healthier eating habits, personal development and improved employability.

Food is a key building block for positive family relationships, personal health and wellbeing as well as forming social connections. Food acts as a vehicle to engage people, it brings people together and creates the perfect environment to approach an individual’s barriers to progression in life, whether personal, employment or health based.

Our ambition is to take FoodWorks even further, rolling out the programme to more people across Cornwall and beyond. Our Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for FoodWorks is launching on Wednesday 19 April and will run for 28 days as we seek to raise £40,000. Follow our progress on our Facebook page.



FoodWorks is an engaging, positive food skills programme that gets into communities to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

Our last set of FoodWorks programmes supported over 100 people in four locations across Cornwall and generated some really positive results:

  • An increase in cooking confidence through gaining new skills and trying new foods
  • Eating a more balanced diet
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem through gaining knowledge
  • A sense of achievement from completing the course
  • Improved employability skills including the benefits of routine


What we deliver

The full program is 30 hours, the number of sessions and timeframe can be tailored to suit the target audience.

Participants learn fundamental kitchen skills, tasty and achievable recipes and how to make healthy food choices in a fun and relaxing environment. The programme is wholly aligned with Jamie Oliver’s food ethos and principles.

An experienced support worker sits alongside the group to understand individual needs and provide 1-2-1 support to help individuals set goals for their personal development.

How you can book

We can tailor the programme to a wide range of needs. If you have a group you think would benefit from the programme, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]