Give your pupils The Cookery Effect – our in-school D&T cookery workshops showing primary school children that there’s a lifetime of healthy and delicious food at their fingertips.

  • Carefully planned to integrate D&T Cookery & Nutrition learning objectives with a hands-on cookery session in a fun and engaging way
  • Proper, grown-up, genuinely delicious recipes designed to inspire repetition at home
  • Encompassing food origins, seasonality, the eatwell plate and the importance of healthy diet in a healthy lifestyle
  • Pupils learn to use essential, key stage appropriate, cookery skills such as grating, cutting, peeling, chopping, slicing, measuring, mixing and kneading
  • A huge range of topics, themes and recipes available – either chose from our extensive list of existing workshop plans or we’ll create one just for you
  • Great value, flexible and cost effective sessions that will get the whole school buzzing
  • Pupils taught in small groups so we can give them individual attention
  • From 30 to 120 pupils in a school day
  • Led by experienced, enthusiastic, class leaders dedicated to sharing their knowledge and love of good food and cooking
  • No cooking facilities required

Support For Healthy Dietary Choices And Other Social Benefits:

  • First hand experience of how easy and enjoyable it is to create delicious, nutritious, dishes from scratch
  • Teaching of food preparation and cookery techniques that will serve for a lifetime
  • Easy to follow recipe cards that enable expansion of the food repertoire at home
  • Illustration of the principles of food safety
  • An appreciation of where the food that forms their diet comes from
  • An understanding of how different ingredients and flavours work together
  • Insight into how the same basic set of ingredients can be adapted to create many dishes
  • Encouragement of collaboration and turn taking
  • Demonstration of the benefits of being brave and trying new things
  • Boost for pupils’ confidence in their own creativity
  • The opportunity to do a fun activity that home circumstances might not normally allow

We Aim To Make The Process As Easy For You As It Is Enjoyable For The Children:

  • Just choose a workshop from our extensive list or tell us what you’re after and we’ll design a brilliant session just for you
  • We don’t need any cooking facilities
  • We provide all ingredients and equipment
  • We carry out full risk assessments before each session
  • All our class leaders are DBS checked
  • All food allergies and dietary requirements are catered for
  • We carry out all pre-session preparation and post-session clearing up and cleaning

"Bayleaf are passionate about the quality of the service they provide and are equally zeaolus about providing children with a healthy relationship with food. They have exciting ideas about what to cook and what children like to eat and the children are really engaged in the sessions. I have always found Bayleaf very easy to work with and able to work witihin the school's existing systems." - Ali Foster, Head Teacher, Telford Infant School. Leamington Spa


KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11, KS3 Age 11-13


Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

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