Chef's Circle is a relaxed cooking-from-home programme where young people will be supported to learn how to cook 12 easy meals for their families.

Over the course of the pandemic, we've all spent more time at home and learned how to do new things. For anyone, regardless of age, cooking can be an intimidating thing to learn if you have no idea what you're doing!

Chef's Circle aims to give young people a boost in confidence as they start to learn how to cook by:

  • Providing step-by-step instructional videos showing how to cook the meals.
  • Having a member of staff available on Instagram for live support from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Recipe cards and ingredients lists sent out in advance.
  • Providing supermarket vouchers for young people (age 13-18) on free school meals.

Want to get involved?

Check out our recipes! Sign up for free food vouchers!

Success so far

We're excited to be able to thank Blend Kitchen for allowing us to use their kitchen to film the videos, and are looking forward to working more with them in the future! Check back later to see how the project is getting on, Tes, one of our Youth Workers turned chefs has high hopes for the project:

This project is going to be great, cooking is such an important life skill and this project is going to help so many young people get started!

How can I get involved?

To sign up to receive notifications about when we add new videos and recipe cards and apply for the food supermarket vouchers, fill out this simple form. For any questions about the project, please email [email protected]

We're currently planning on sending out the first batch of videos, recipes, and vouchers every Friday from the 23rd April, with live support from 5:30-6:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday from the 27th, lasting for 6 works.

We wouldn't have been able to run this project without funding from Bettys and Taylors Family Fund administered by Two Ridings Community Foundation. Find out more about our work with them.