On Wednesday 8 May, nine residents celebrated completion of their Level 2 Food Safety Accreditation course at our Stamford Hill community centre in Hackney, north London.
The five week project was funded by Southern Housing Group and run by the Community Kitchens Project, part of Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, a health and social care hub based in Islington. In total 13 residents completed the course which was held at centre. The project included the one day food safety training, followed by cook and taste sessions and a healthy hearts workshop.
Rosalie Obi-Isichei, was one of the residents from the Stamford Hill estate who took part. She said, “I really enjoyed the sessions. I got to meet new people and learn about what they cook in their families. It was a really friendly atmosphere and a great place to learn in.
“I want to open my own restaurant in the future, so doing the food safety course was very important. I also learned about healthy eating and how to budget and plan my food for the week. I now save money on my weekly food shopping by planning ahead.”
At the event the course graduates demonstrated the food skills they had learned before being presented with their certificates.