Cooking

Come to the Help Yourself Grow cookery class to learn about cooking with others in your own age group. You are eligible to participate if you are aged 18-30, live in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire or East Renfrewshire  and have a learning disability.

You can learn how to bake, as well as how to cook healthy (as well as tasty!) meals and snacks. Trained staff will show you the best way to cook. Cookery classes are flexible and person-centred, and so are suited to your individual needs – whatever your skill level, you can feel comfortable that you are receiving a high standard of training that will help your cooking skills grow!

It is also a great opportunity for meeting new friends, and you could also gain an accreditation. Best of all, it is completely FREE.

Places are limited though – contact us through the Contact Us page for more information about the program.

A HYG cooking trainee cleaning up in the kitchenHYG cooking trainees preparing to bake in the kitchen

More Information

Help Yourself Grow cookery is a fun exciting way to learn how to cook and bake healthy snacks and meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Covering many topics, skills and techniques from within the catering industry, Help Yourself Grow also develops skills which can be used at home to encourage self-sufficiency and confidence within the kitchen.

There is also a canteen area at the training site which is ideal for practising customer service.  Our training programme gives trainees an opportunity to gain the Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate which is accredited by REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland).  The programme also includes the following topics:

  • Knife Skills and use of equipment
  • Nutrition with a focus on making healthy choices
  • Selecting recipes for cooking
  • Menu Planning
  • Serving and Customer Service

The pace of the programme will be tailored to the needs of the group.