Duke of Edinburgh

Can’t boil an egg? A budding masterchef?   Join us for some foodie fun!


We run after school cookery classes for teenagers who enjoy cooking or want to practise a skill for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Skill section.

We encourage students to think about the food they are cooking and show them how to adapt recipes to make dishes they really like, rather than just follow a recipe!

Our aim is to put fun and creativity back into cooking and instil confidence to cook for life.

How it works

  • The key to the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze cookery programme is that the student demonstrates they have cooked for at least an hour a week, over a period of three months, in order to develop and progress their culinary knowledge.

  • To achieve this goal, we run 6 x 2 hr sessions after school. On the weeks students are not coming to us, they undertake a home study cooking module based on what they have learnt with us that week. For example, we show students how to make a pasta dish with us and they then create a similar recipe the following week at home. This helps build confidence in their own ability.

  • They will do more than 12 hours of cooking and come away with bags more confidence and a skill for life.

  • The dishes students will make are a combination of sweet and savoury recipes and all teenage friendly!

  • We have small groups of 4 -6 young people, often friends, and they come to us after school usually on a Wednesday 4.45pm - 6.45pm. Occasionally we run courses on a Saturday morning from 9.30am – 11.30am.

  • Our courses usually run from October - December and February - April. When finalising dates, we liaise with you and consider school trips / holidays and student commitments to ensure the dates are convenient for all the group.

  • Once they have completed the sessions, as an Assessor, we complete their D of E ‘booklets’ online.

  • The cost is £225 per student, which includes all ingredients, equipment and assessment.