Cook tasty, healthy food from scratch.


FoodWorks is a community cooking course teaching people how to cook fresh, affordable and nutritious dishes. Each workshop includes a free lunch and the chance to socialise with other people on the programme.

If you’d like to improve your confidence in the kitchen, learn cooking techniques and eat more healthily, then FoodWorks is just the course for you.

Our six-part cooking course combines practical training with personal support to give you the skills to not only eat well, but tackle new challenges too.

There are lots of opportunities to gain new qualifications, including a Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene certificate. We’ll also introduce you to volunteer and career opportunities in the food and drink industry in Cornwall, so you can try out your new skills in practice.

We think FoodWorks is pretty great, but don’t just take our word for it – see what our previous participants have to say. They’ve done some amazing things, from losing weight and feeling healthier to starting new jobs working with food!



“This course has been really useful for me, because it’s changed my life at home and has helped me to lose weight.  

“The skills I’ve learnt will be really useful when I start college in two weeks. I’m training to become a teaching assistant, which is one of my dreams!”

Take part

If you’ve been out of work for a while, and would like to learn how to budget, prepare and cooking tasty nutritional meals, as you prepare yourself to head back into education or employment, join in.

The course is usually spread over six weeks, with a four-hour session each week. We run courses in several different areas around Cornwall, including St Austell, Newquay, Truro, Camborne, Pool and Redruth, Newlyn, Helston, Hayle, Bude and Liskeard.

FoodWorks is open to anyone currently out of work and interested in learning practical cooking skills in their community. It is completely free to take part, though participants will need to meet eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in participating in a FoodWorks course, contact us today: