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Cook 4 Life - Healthy Eating Cooking Courses

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The Cook 4 Life programme has been running in various forms in Southend since 2008. The main aim of the course is to teach people how to cook healthily on a budget.

Initially for parents in schools, it now takes place in a variety of settings and with a wide range of people. The course is free and is open to anyone who feels they and their family would benefit it. All participants receive recipes as part of the course.

Cook 4 life features an experienced chef, Martin Buckley, demonstrating cooking healthy meals. Throughout the demonstration Martin provides the audience with a wealth of information about budgeting, nutrition as well as numerous other useful tips.

Delivered in a friendly manner, each session lasts 90 minutes, there would typically be 3 dishes cooked at this time. All dishes are sampled by the participants, where possible the chef will involve members of the group in the preparation.

The course may be a one off session or a 4 week course.

Feedback from participants whatever setting is always overwhelmingly positive.

For more details about Cook 4 Life and to hear of up and coming courses please contact Lisa Holloway 01702 212820 or email

Check out the Cook 4 Life courses available to you in the What's On? calendar!