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Become a Volunteer Community Cookery Champion

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Building on the success of its 4-week ‘learn to cook’ course last autumn, this year Didsbury Dinners aims to teach another 100+ people how to cook, for free!

It's recruiting a team of 12 Volunteer Community Cookery Champions to help achieve this ambitious goal. Each member of the team will teach a free cookery course (consisting of six 2-hour cookery sessions) in Didsbury East or West wards. The team will be supported by, and accountable to, the Didsbury Dinners ‘learn to cook’ planning group, and will work closely with the local community. Free training worth over £250 will be provided.

The group is looking for committed individuals who are passionate about food and cookery. No previous experience is necessary, but basic cookery skills are essential.

What it can offer you: * free accredited basic teacher training (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector, ‘PTLLS’) * free accredited food hygiene training * free training in budgeting, basic nutrition, ‘eco-cookery’, cooking without meat and dairy, and how to give a successful cookery demonstration.

To apply to be a Volunteer Community Cookery Champion, please email your completed application form and equality monitoring form (available from http://didsburydinners.wordpress.com/communitycooking/) to community.cooking@yahoo.co.uk by 22 July 2012. Please note: if Didsbury Dinners receives a large number of applicants, it will close the application process before this date.

If you don’t fancy becoming a Community Cookery Champion, but you’d like to help with the day-to-day running of the project, please complete the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WM5GNK9.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Didsbury Dinners Team