Volunteers are wanted for food initiative

The Royal Academy of Arts Adopt a School Trust is looking for volunteers to help deliver its Adopt a School project in Northumberland from September and is offering training in Alnwick on June 7, to anyone who might be interested in food and would like to get involved.

Wednesday, 31st May 2017, 8:52 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:01 pm
Lucy and Anthony Carroll

Lucy Carroll, who is helping to set up the project, said: “It’s really exciting that we will be able to offer the national Adopt a School here in Northumberland. The project connects everyone together from those who produce the food, to those who cook it and those who serve it.

“We need as many volunteers as possible who are willing to deliver a few sessions each year to small groups of people. So if you would like to help, please contact me.”

Call her on 07974 416692 or email lucyhmcarroll@heritage-potatoes.co.uk

The training session will be delivered by Academicians from the Royal Society of Culinary Arts in London.

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During the training session attendees will experience the Taste & Sensory session from the programme, as well as some practical cookery and be introduced to bread making and front of house sessions. It aims to be fun, informative and everything needed will be provided.

The Northumberland project will teach children about healthy eating, connecting the world of hospitality and the world of food and hopefully help to tackle problems that are becoming more prevalent such a tooth decay and obesity.

Starting in September 2017 it will deliver a programme of 6 sessions to around 300 individuals.

Adopt a School programme is in its 27th year and teaches primary school children, in a holistic way, about food, food provenance, healthy eating, cookery skills, and front of house (service) skills.

For more information contact Lucy Carroll 07974 416692 or email lucyhmcarroll@heritage-potatoes.co.uk