28 March 2024

Cooking workshops set to teach young Eurobodalla residents egg-cellent kitchen skills

| Claire Sams
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Eurobodalla Shire Council's Michaela Burtenshaw

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Michaela Burtenshaw says the workshops are designed for home chefs of all skill levels. Photo: Supplied.

Beginning in April, young adults of the South Coast can learn how to make simple meals in cooking workshops.

The free Be Well Eat Well workshops are aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds who want to become more confident in the kitchen.

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s youth officer Michaela Burtenshaw said no experience was needed.

“It’s all about upskilling, feeling confident in the kitchen and discovering easy healthy recipes,” she said.

“The workshops will be great for those becoming independent, entering that next stage of life away from the family home, as well as people who are time poor or working a lot.”

The first set of the workshops will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm between 16 and 18 April, with future workshops planned for later in the year.

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They will explore various aspects of food preparation, including how to use seasonal foods, bulk cooking for leftovers and ways cooks can enhance second-day dishes.

The final session will focus on pickling foods and making snacks using leftovers.

Council’s youth team has partnered with SAGE Farmers Market to run the workshops and the market will provide a pantry of fresh produce.

“Cooking with fresh food that’s in season is not just for the oldies; we want to show young people on a budget they can too,” Ms Burtenshaw said.

“Everyone gets a free meal and can take home some leftovers and recipes from the workshops.”

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SAGE education and events coordinator Sandra Makdessi will lead the workshops, along with other SAGE volunteers and members of council’s community development team.

“We hope everyone can make three nights in a row, but if you can only make one, still sign up,” Ms Burtenshaw said.

“It’s our first time running workshops like this; we would love to extend the program to school-age kids.”

The workshops are supported by funding from Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

The Be Well Eat Well workshops will be held from 16 to 18 April, at 110 Queen Street in Moruya.

Interested participants can register online via eventbrite. Bookings are needed by 4 pm on 1 April.

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