Thursday, 20 March 2014
Bite-size lessons that make cooking fun!
South Ayrshire Councillor Margaret Toner has paid a visit to the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus, during its four-day visit to the John Pollock Centre in Ayr.
[Pictured: South Ayrshire Councillor Margaret Toner with members of STEP project, during a hands-on workshop at the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus.]
The Cooking Bus is funded by the Scottish Government and the Food Standards Agency and boasts a fully equipped kitchen integrated into a state-of-the-art-mobile classroom.
The bus promotes the preparation of inexpensive, simple, healthy meals, encouraging members of the community and school pupils to get excited about cuisine, using fresh local and seasonal produce.
The four-day programme was arranged by South Ayrshire Council’s Learning and Development team and visitors to the bus were offered practical ‘hands-on’ cooking workshops to help develop their skills confidence around food and catering.
Councillor Toner said: “I was amazed by how spacious the Cooking Bus was and the knowledge of the staff was tremendous.
“The bus is an excellent idea and is a clever way of delivering valuable skills training and food know-how to a large number of people in a fun way that’s really easy to digest!”
South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.