Parents already wondering just how they’re going to keep the kids occupied this October week need look no further than Cookie on the southside of Glasgow where celebrity broadcaster, journalist and raconteur Hardeep Singh Kohli is launching his Cook School for Kids aimed at secondary school pupils with sessions in the mornings and afternoons of Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th October.
Hardeep regards his Cook School for Kids as a new way to teach children all about food and nutrition in a practical and entertaining way outwith the classroom.
Hardeep said, “Food is central to my life and work and, as a father myself, I know all too well what fussy eaters kids can be – but I also know the fun kids can have when allowed to get messy in the kitchen and the tremendous sense of achievement they get when something they’ve made comes out of the oven and tastes delicious!
“I’m hoping that my new cook school for kids will help spark an interest in cooking amongst schoolchildren and, with a bit of luck, parents will benefit through having sous chefs in the kitchen at home and, who knows, might even find themselves treated to a slap up meal courtesy of their own kids!”
A runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef, which led to two series for UKTV Food – New British Kitchen and Chefs And The City – Hardeep is a renowned foodie and keen semi-pro cook. The launch of his Cook School for Kids follows hot on the heels of his month-long ‘Chat Masala’ show, which packed in the punters at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Cookie co-owner, Domenico Del Priore, said, “Playing host to Hardeep’s Cook School for Kids is exactly the kind of venture that we’re interested in getting involved with. From the outset, Cookie has been keen to promote healthy eating in a welcoming atmosphere for all family members. Our open kitchen has been designed to enable families – kids as well as parents – to see their dishes prepared and learn about food preparation and nutrition.
“We want to revolutionise our kids’ eating habits and promote a healthier, more varied, diet and it is our hope that, with Hardeep’s help, we can achieve just that.”
Hardeep’s Cook School for Kids will run on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th October with morning sessions running from 9.00am – 12.00 noon and afternoon sessions from 1.00pm – 4.00pm at Cookie, 72 Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow. Places, priced £99.00 for two mornings or two afternoons, can be reserved at Cookie on tel 0141 423 1411. For further information log on to www.cookiescotland.com
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Date 6th September10
Notes to Editors
- Hardeep’s love of food is expressed in his larger than average belly and the publication in 2008 of his first book ‘Indian Takeaway’, nominated for an Independent Book Award. He has written about food for Olive, Observer Food Monthly, The Spectator, The Times, The Sunday Times and various other publications. He has also been appointed as a columnist for Waitrose Food Illustrated. Hardeep was a member of the judging panel for the Organic Food Awards 2009.
- Hardeep is in demand as an after dinner speaker and awards host and has recently branched out into business and motivational speaking. He is about to embark on a new project he has devised to create team-building through cooking.
- Recently named Glasgow Newcomer of the Year 2010 for breaking the mould of local eating and drinking, Cookie seeks to break down the barriers between food production, distribution, preparation and consumption.
- With a focus on seasonal food and local produce made available at an accessible price, Cookie is a club, a bar, an off license and a food and wine importer, it is also a gallery promoting design and art.