Cooking Class 101

Would you like to brush up on your cooking skills? have you had to change your diet after a recent health scare? If so, you may like to be part of a new initiative being explored by Castlemaine Health and Three Hills Cooking.

Talented local chef Leanna Craig of Three Hills Cooking and dietitians at the local hospital are exploring the idea of holding a series of Cooking 101 Classes with a range of specific focuses.

Community members are invited to an Expression of Interest morning tea to be held on Thursday, March 12 at 10am at the Community Rehabilitation Centre kitchen to find out more. Castlemaine Health dietitian Lee Mason said the classes could be of benefit to a wide range of people.

“You may have to alter your diet due to a health scare or a diabetes diagnosis,” Lee said. “You may have lost your partner and be faced with cooking for the first time or cooking for one. You may have kids who are fussy eaters or you may be simply tired of eating the same old things and keen to try some new dishes and cooking with new ingredients.”

The cooking classes will be led by Leanne Craig with the support of Castlemaine Health dietitians to answer any questions and queries related to health, diet, substitutions etc.

Leanne, an experienced chef, said many people would find they didn’t have to alter their diet dramatically after a health scare or diagnosis but could make small changes to ensure they could still enjoy their favourites.

“Our aim is to boost people’s knowledge, skills and confidence in the kitchen,” she said. “Each class will cover a different topic such as the basic of cooking, adapting recipes ofr allergies and intolerances, budget and family meals, cooking for one and many more.”

To book for the morning tea, call 5471 3568. For more information about the cooking classes call the Dietetic department on 5471 3458

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