YOU CAN COOK IN ACTION

Our Gallery contains videos describing and showing what we do, slideshows of some of our workshops, cookery classes and demonstrations, and media coverage of our activities.


  • YOU CAN COOK Grow to Eat Project
 

YOU CAN COOK Grow to Eat Project

  • Christine Grahame visits Early Start Project - June 2015
 

Christine Grahame visits Early Start Project - June 2015

  • Ryan cracks an egg
 

Ryan cracks an egg


  • Innerleithen Can Grow, St Ronan's Primary School - May 2015
 

Innerleithen Can Grow, St Ronan's Primary School - May 2015

  • What is YOU CAN COOK? - February 2014
 

What is YOU CAN COOK? - February 2014

  • YOU CAN COOK on ITV News - November 2013
 

YOU CAN COOK on ITV News - November 2013


  • Youth Can Cook Project - Innerleithen 2013
 

Youth Can Cook Project - Innerleithen 2013

  • Enjoy, Eat and Learn to Cook with YOU CAN COOK - Peebles, October 2012
 

Enjoy, Eat and Learn to Cook - Peebles, October 2012

  • YOU CAN COOK Feedback - October 2012 - Kingsland Primary School P7 pupils, Peebles
 

Feedback on the Healthy Young Cooks programme organised by YOU CAN COOK in 2012. P7 pupils from Kingsland Primary School, Peebles


  • YOU CAN COOK Feedback - October 2012 - Head Teacher, Kingsland Primary School, Peebles
 

YOU CAN COOK Feedback - October 2012 - Mrs Jacqueline Wilson, Head Teacher from Kingsland Primary School, Peebles

  • Healthy Young Cooks - June 2012 P7 Pupils of St Ronan's Primary School, Innerleithen
 

Healthy Young Cooks - June 2012 P7 Pupils of St Ronan's Primary School, Innerleithen

  • You Can Cook Customer Feedback - August 2012 Lamancha Hub, Scottish Borders
 

You Can Cook Customer Feedback - August 2012 Lamancha Hub, Scottish Borders


  • Cookery Class for Allergies in Children - Edinburgh 2012
 

Cookery Class for Allergies in Children - Edinburgh 2012

  • YOU CAN COOK: Borders College Talk - 2011
 

YOU CAN COOK: Borders College Talk - 2011

  • YOU CAN COOK: social enterprise at its best
 

YOU CAN COOK: Social enterprise at its best


  • YOU CAN COOK featuring on BBC2 Scotland's 'Landward' series, November 2010
 

YOU CAN COOK featuring on BBC2 Scotland's 'Landward' series, November 2010

  • YOU CAN COOK receives a Level 2 Award from Scotland Unlimited at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, March 2010
 

YOU CAN COOK receives a Level 2 Award from Scotland Unlimited at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, March 2010

  • YOU CAN COOK in action
 

YOU CAN COOK in action


  • What YOU CAN COOK are about
 

What YOU CAN COOK are all about


Please note all projects after March 2015 have their own posts in our News & Events page where you can find out much more about each project!


  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Early Start' programme
    Community Cook Alex Wilson in action delivering another successful project "Early Start" for parents and children under the age of 8 in the Tweeddale area, March 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Early Start' programme
    Community Cook Alex Wilson in action delivering another successful project "Early Start" for parents and children under the age of 8 in the Tweeddale area, March 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Early Start' programme
    Community Cook Alex Wilson in action delivering another successful project "Early Start" for parents and children under the age of 8 in the Tweeddale area, March 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Early Start' programme
    Community Cook Alex Wilson in action delivering another successful project "Early Start" for parents and children under the age of 8 in the Tweeddale area, March 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Early Start' programme
    Community Cook Alex Wilson in action delivering another successful project "Early Start" for parents and children under the age of 8 in the Tweeddale area, March 2015
 

Community Cook Alex Wilson in action delivering another successful project "Early Start" for parents and children under the age of 8 in the Tweeddale area, March 2015


  • YOU CAN COOK's one year 'Young Kingsland Chefs' project
    Community Cook Mona Taylor completed the "Young Kingsland Chefs" one year project at Kingsland Primary School Peebles in February 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's one year 'Young Kingsland Chefs' project
    Community Cook Mona Taylor completed the"Young Kingsland Chefs" one year project at Kingsland Primary School Peebles in February 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's one year 'Young Kingsland Chefs' project
    Community Cook Mona Taylor completed the"Young Kingsland Chefs" one year project at Kingsland Primary School Peebles in February 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's one year 'Young Kingsland Chefs' project
    Community Cook Mona Taylor completed the"Young Kingsland Chefs" one year project at Kingsland Primary School Peebles in February 2015
  • YOU CAN COOK's one year 'Young Kingsland Chefs' project
    Community Cook Mona Taylor completed the"Young Kingsland Chefs" one year project at Kingsland Primary School Peebles in February 2015
 

Community Cook Mona Taylor completed the"Young Kingsland Chefs" one year project at Kingsland Primary School Peebles in February 2015


  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Food for Thought' Project
    Eveline Nicolette working with Girl Guides for the "Food for Thought" project in Peebles, May 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Food for Thought' Project
    Eveline Nicolette working with Girl Guides for the "Food for Thought" project in Peebles, May 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Food for Thought' Project
    Eveline Nicolette working with Girl Guides for the "Food for Thought" project in Peebles, May 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Food for Thought' Project
    Eveline Nicolette working with Girl Guides for the "Food for Thought" project in Peebles, May 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Food for Thought' Project
    Eveline Nicolette working with Girl Guides for the "Food for Thought" project in Peebles, May 2014
 

Eveline Nicolette working with Girl Guides for the "Food for Thought" project in Peebles, May 2014


  • YOU CAN COOK's star volunteer
    Chloe Downs our star volunteer successfully organised a cookery workshop in Innerleithen in 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's star volunteer
    Chloe Downs our star volunteer successfully organised a cookery workshop in Innerleithen in 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's star volunteer
    Chloe Downs our star volunteer successfully organised a cookery workshop in Innerleithen in 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's star volunteer
    Chloe Downs our star volunteer successfully organised a cookery workshop in Innerleithen in 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's star volunteer
    Chloe Downs our star volunteer successfully organised a cookery workshop in Innerleithen in 2014
  • YOU CAN COOK's star volunteer
    Chloe Downs our star volunteer successfully organised a cookery workshop in Innerleithen in 2014
 

Chloe Downs our star volunteer successfully organised a cookery workshop in Innerleithen in 2014


  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
  • YOU CAN COOK's 'Youth Can Cook' programme
    Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - innerleithen 2013
 

Youth Can Cook programme with Community Cook Alex Wilson - Innerleithen 2013


  • Healthy Young Cooks, Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
    Healthy Young Cooks programme, October 2012. Community Cook Alex Wilson working with P7 pupils at Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
  • Healthy Young Cooks, Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
    Healthy Young Cooks programme, October 2012. Community Cook Alex Wilson working with P7 pupils at Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
  • Healthy Young Cooks, Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
    Healthy Young Cooks programme, October 2012. Community Cook Alex Wilson working with P7 pupils at Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
  • Healthy Young Cooks, Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
    Healthy Young Cooks programme, October 2012. Community Cook Alex Wilson working with P7 pupils at Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
  • Healthy Young Cooks, Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
    Healthy Young Cooks programme, October 2012. Community Cook Alex Wilson working with P7 pupils at Priorsford Primary School, Peebles
 

Healthy Young Cooks programme, October 2012. Community Cook Alex Wilson working with P7 pupils at Priorsford Primary School, Peebles


  • St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen
    Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012
  • St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen
    Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012
  • St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen
    Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012
  • St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen
    Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012
  • St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen
    Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012
  • St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen
    Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012
  • St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen
    Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012
 

Community Cook Aiveen Ryan working with P7s in St Ronan's Primary School Innerleithen June 2012


  • Innerleithen Youth Group
    Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012
  • Innerleithen Youth Group
    Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012
  • Innerleithen Youth Group
    Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012
  • Innerleithen Youth Group
    Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012
  • Innerleithen Youth Group
    Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012
  • Innerleithen Youth Group
    Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012
  • Innerleithen Youth Group
    Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012
 

Community Cook Alex Wilson working with Innerleithen Youth Group - May 2012


  • Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes
    Community Cook Iana sharing her traditional healthy Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes Jan 2012
  • Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes
    Community Cook Iana sharing her traditional healthy Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes Jan 2012
  • Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes
    Community Cook Iana sharing her traditional healthy Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes Jan 2012
  • Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes
    Community Cook Iana sharing her traditional healthy Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes Jan 2012
  • Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes
    Community Cook Iana sharing her traditional healthy Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes Jan 2012
  • Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes
    Community Cook Iana sharing her traditional healthy Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes Jan 2012
 

Community Cook Iana sharing her traditional healthy Bulgarian and Eastern European recipes Jan 2012


  • S2S 2011
    S2S 2011 - Community cook Douglas Roberts in action
  • S2S 2011
    S2S 2011 - Community cook Douglas Roberts in action
  • S2S 2011
    S2S 2011 - Community cook Douglas Roberts in action
 

S2S 2011 - Community cook Douglas Roberts in action


  • Staff training in Peebles
    Staff Training in Peebles 2011
  • Staff training in Peebles
    Staff Training in Peebles 2011
  • Staff training in Peebles
    Staff Training in Peebles 2011
  • Staff training in Peebles
    Staff Training in Peebles 2011
 

Staff Training in Peebles 2011


  • Beat The Blues
    Event organised by The Bridge and NHS Borders and held in Peebles at the Burgh Hall on February 2011
  • Beat The Blues
    Event organised by The Bridge and NHS Borders and held in Peebles at the Burgh Hall on February 2011
  • Beat The Blues
    Event organised by The Bridge and NHS Borders and held in Peebles at the Burgh Hall on February 2011
  • Beat The Blues
    Event organised by The Bridge and NHS Borders and held in Peebles at the Burgh Hall on February 2011
  • Beat The Blues
    Event organised by The Bridge and NHS Borders and held in Peebles at the Burgh Hall on February 2011
  • Beat The Blues
    Event organised by The Bridge and NHS Borders and held in Peebles at the Burgh Hall on February 2011
 

Beat The Blues: Event organised by The Bridge and NHS Borders and held in Peebles at the Burgh Hall in February 2011


  • 'Food as Medicine' at the S2S event in Edinburgh, April 2010
  • S2S workshop
  • Tasters
 

'Food as Medicine' at the S2S event in Edinburgh, April 2010


  • Alex Wilson
  • Bosco and Hanisa Santimano
  • Connie Poon
  • Doug Clark
  • Douglas Roberts
  • Jeremy Cunningham
  • Mona Taylor
 

Community Cooks in Action


  • Certificate
    You Can Cook in partnership with Lamancha Hub and Whitmuir Organic Farm ran a series of successful classes for the community in Lamancha. The project was well supported by MP David Mundell and Peebles Councillor Catriona Bhatia.

    Participants had to pick fresh produce from the farm, where local farmer Pete Ritchie alongwith his staff gave valuable information about organic farming and its health benefit for us all.

    After having picked the fresh produce, participants then had to wash and help in the preparation of a healthy meal which they then sat down to eat and socialise with the group. The cookery classes were conducted by a team of community cooks from our organisation.
  • Chopping
    You Can Cook in partnership with Lamancha Hub and Whitmuir Organic Farm ran a series of successful classes for the community in Lamancha. The project was well supported by MP David Mundell and Peebles Councillor Catriona Bhatia.

    Participants had to pick fresh produce from the farm, where local farmer Pete Ritchie alongwith his staff gave valuable information about organic farming and its health benefit for us all.

    After having picked the fresh produce, participants then had to wash and help in the preparation of a healthy meal which they then sat down to eat and socialise with the group. The cookery classes were conducted by a team of community cooks from our organisation.
  • Picking the fresh produce
    You Can Cook in partnership with Lamancha Hub and Whitmuir Organic Farm ran a series of successful classes for the community in Lamancha. The project was well supported by MP David Mundell and Peebles Councillor Catriona Bhatia.

    Participants had to pick fresh produce from the farm, where local farmer Pete Ritchie alongwith his staff gave valuable information about organic farming and its health benefit for us all.

    After having picked the fresh produce, participants then had to wash and help in the preparation of a healthy meal which they then sat down to eat and socialise with the group. The cookery classes were conducted by a team of community cooks from our organisation.
  • Happy participant
    You Can Cook in partnership with Lamancha Hub and Whitmuir Organic Farm ran a series of successful classes for the community in Lamancha. The project was well supported by MP David Mundell and Peebles Councillor Catriona Bhatia.

    Participants had to pick fresh produce from the farm, where local farmer Pete Ritchie alongwith his staff gave valuable information about organic farming and its health benefit for us all.

    After having picked the fresh produce, participants then had to wash and help in the preparation of a healthy meal which they then sat down to eat and socialise with the group. The cookery classes were conducted by a team of community cooks from our organisation.
 

Pick, Cook & Eat Project in Lamancha


  • Energised Lunches Workshop
  • Energised Lunches Workshop
  • Energised Lunches Workshop
  • Energised Lunches Workshop
 

Energised Lunches Workshop


  • Cookery Classes funded by Awards for All
  • Cookery Classes funded by Awards for All
  • Cookery Classes funded by Awards for All
  • Cookery Classes funded by Awards for All
 

Cookery Classes funded by Awards for All


  • New Logo Launch at Scottish Parliament, May 2010
  • New Logo Launch at Scottish Parliament, May 2010
  • New Logo Launch at Scottish Parliament, May 2010
  • New Logo Launch at Scottish Parliament, May 2010
 

New Logo Launch at Scottish Parliament, May 2010


  • Healthy Eating for Young People, Kelso, Scottish Borders
  • Healthy Eating for Young People, Kelso, Scottish Borders
  • Healthy Eating for Young People, Kelso, Scottish Borders
 

Healthy Eating for Young People, Kelso, Scottish Borders


  • Healthy Eating with Hawick Transition Town
  • Healthy Eating with Hawick Transition Town
  • Healthy Eating with Hawick Transition Town
  • Healthy Eating with Hawick Transition Town
  • Healthy Eating with Hawick Transition Town
 

Healthy Eating with Hawick Transition Town


  • Leftovers and Pickling and Preserving with Portobello Transition Town
  • Leftovers and Pickling and Preserving with Portobello Transition Town
  • Leftovers and Pickling and Preserving with Portobello Transition Town
 

Leftovers and Pickling and Preserving with Portobello Transition Town


  • Outdoor Energised Lunches Workshop in Biggar
  • Outdoor Energised Lunches Workshop in Biggar
  • Outdoor Energised Lunches Workshop in Biggar
  • Outdoor Energised Lunches Workshop in Biggar
 

Outdoor Energised Lunches Workshop in Biggar


(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the articles marked pdf icon)


pdf icon  You Can Grow, Southern Reporter, October 2016

pdf icon  You Can Grow, Peeblesshire News, October 2016

pdf icon  Grow to Eat Prizes, Peeblesshire News, September 2016

pdf icon  Operation Cook-Off, Peeblesshire News, September 2016

pdf icon  Grow to Eat, Peeblesshire News, August 2016

pdf icon  Innerleithen Can Grow, Peeblesshire News, April 2016

pdf icon  Living Wage Employer, Peeblesshire News, March 2016

pdf icon  Innerleithen Can Grow - MSP Christine Grahame visit, Peeblesshire News, September 2015

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK Column in Peeblesshire News, June 2015

pdf icon  Cook, Eat & Blether, The Southern Reporter, June 2015

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK Column in Peeblesshire News, June 2015

pdf icon  Sowing the seeds of an environmentally-friendly community, The Southern Reporter, June 2015

pdf icon  Innerleithen Can Grow in Peeblesshire News, June 2015

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK Column in Peeblesshire News, April 2015

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK Column in Peeblesshire News, October 2014

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK Column in Peeblesshire News, September 2014

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK Column in Peeblesshire News, July 2014

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK officially registered as a Training Provider with "Skills Development Scotland" Peeblesshire News, June 13th 2014

pdf icon  Local cookery classes give food for thought, May 30th 2014

The right ingredients for learning, The Southern Reporter, April 12th 2014

Young cooks serve up a treat in Innerleithen, Peeblesshire News, April 11th 2014

Borders' Chloë can cook up a storm, Peeblesshire News, December 4th 2013

pdf icon  Food for the Future, Peeblesshire News, November 1 2013 (144KB)

pdf icon  Cooking Up A Storm With Lotto Cash, Southern Reporter, October 31 2013 (188KB)

pdf icon  Youth Can Cook project, Peeblesshire News, March 8 2013 (193KB)

pdf icon  Innovation Voucher Award for Energised Lunches Workshop, Peeblesshire News, February 1 2013 (260KB)

pdf icon  Healthy Young Chefs, Peeblesshire News, December 7 2012 (136KB)

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK Youth Group, Peeblesshire News, June 15 2012 (111KB)

pdf icon  Tackling Scotland's Food Allergies, Peeblesshire News, April 27 2012 (139KB)

pdf icon  Healthy Young Cooks, Peeblesshire News, March 23 2012 (221KB)

pdf icon  YOU CAN COOK turns up the heat for new arrivals, Border Telegraph, October 27 2010 (2.9MB)

pdf icon  Yes, you can cook promises Bosco, The Sunday Post, August 15 2010 (968KB)

pdf icon  Bosco's cookery skills impress at Parliament, Peeblesshire News, May 28 2010 (1.6MB)

Bosco gives MSPs a healthy talking to, The Southern Reporter, May 27 2010

pdf icon  Final course served of Pick, Cook and Eat, Peeblesshire News, October 30 2009 (744KB)

pdf icon  Cuban cure could be the answer, Peeblesshire News, March 20 2009 (2.1MB)

Hearty eating is the recipe for life, The Herald, February 17 2009

pdf icon  Cuba shows us how to be self-sufficient, Peeblesshire News, January 23 2009 (1.4MB)

pdf icon  Bosco brings the good life to Tweeddale, Peeblesshire News, October 31 2008 (912KB)

pdf icon  Patients learn to cook up a hearty dinner, Daily Express, September 20 2008 (240KB)

Heart patients given culinary aid, BBC News, September 19 2008

Bosco's 'hearty' lessons will cook up healthy treats, Peeblesshire News, September 19 2008

YOU CAN COOK your way to a healthy heart, Cost Sector Catering, September 19 2008

  • Sacro
  • Kingsland Primary School
  • Broughton Primary PTA
  • Scottish Court Service - Edinburgh
  • Astley Ainslie Hospital - Edinburgh
  • Victoria Park Centre - Peebles
  • Lothian & Borders Police - Kelso
  • Lamancha Hub
  • Loanhead Miners Club
  • NHS Borders
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Walkerburn Village Hall
  • Eildon Housing Association
  • Scottish Community Foundation
  • Berwickshire Housing Association
  • Greener Hawick
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Fife
  • Portobello PEDAL
  • Apex Scotland
  • Changeworks
  • Drylaw TCA
  • The Bridge
  • Village Green Project
  • Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Partnership Ltd
  • Midlothian Voluntary Action
  • Scottish Borders Housing Association
  • Tweedgreen
  • Cyans, NHS Lothian

Spectrum Support have been working with YouCanCook since last May and it has been a truly brilliant experience! Our class has attended weekly sessions in the Community Garden project that involve planting, picking, building and general maintenance of the garden. The staff have all been wonderful with the pupils differentiating the activities for our pupils and facilitating an enthusiasm for gardening. These sessions have been extremely meaningful for the pupils and over the time, they have all really enjoyed seeing the end products of their hard work. The potato dig was like digging for treasure! Most of the pupils in the class have now also transferred their skills and enthusiasm to home, helping parents in their own garden. A wonderful learning experience for both pupils and staff!
Louise Hayley-Murray, Spectrum Support, St Ronans Primary, Innerleithen

"The family Support service have worked with You Can Cook to provide a cooking group for some of our service users.
The group has been very successful with the participants enjoying the combination of improving their cooking skills, learning more about food and nutrition and the social aspect of eating together and enjoying healthy home cooked food.
The staff are all knowledgeable and have introduced some new ideas to the group that have been embraced by them.
We as a service have been delighted to work with such an exciting and vibrant organisation."
Kirsten Jonassen, Support Worker, Scottish Borders Council

"I wanted to pass on my thanks to Bosco and Aiveen from You Can Cook for running several successful cooking sessions with my Scouts from Peebles Scout Group. Cooking activities are always popular with our young people but having a professional supervise a cooking session,showing just how easy it is to create great food from simple ingredients, was a real bonus in our teaching process.It complimented the Scout leaders' sessions very well as it focused on the normal kitchen environment, something which for us is normally difficult to recreate.
Aiveen also passed on really helpful information to the young people about the ingredients in the tasty recipes and why they are so good to use. When a new set of Scouts comes along we'd love to have them back again."
John McCusker, Scout Leader, Peebles Scout Group

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for the lessons you were able to organise for our guides last month. They all had a fantastic time and I'm already hearing reports from parents about them cooking at home! Evelina and Mona were both so good with them and had endless patience - much more than they get from me!!"
Kate Rowell, Girl Guides Organiser, Peebles

"All of the young people who took part in the workshops thoroughly enjoyed the YOU CAN COOK experience with Alex who very quickly established an excellent rapport with the young people - indeed we are sad to see her go! Over the course of the 5 week cooking workshops we have seen more and more of the young people show interest and participate. All of the young people learned new ways to cook familiar foods as well as trying experiments with new tastes. Alex also demonstrated that key recipes are transferable to lots of different dishes hence keeping costs down and proving to the young people that you can eat healthily on a budget! For some of the young people it has been about learning key life skills which will undoubtedly help them survive at home and for others the skills and knowledge gained now will prove beneficial if they progress in later years to further or higher education and have to live independently. The input from YOU CAN COOK has been an invaluable experience for the young people who attend Innerleithen Area Youth Group and it engaged participants from Peebles, Eddleston, Walkerburn, Cardrona as well as Innerleithen and Traquair. It has undoubtedly engaged young people and we would love to take part in any future workshops that YOU CAN COOK can offer."
Susan C Moncur, Youth Worker, Innerleithen Youth Group

"We joined forces with YOU CAN COOK to deliver a series of healthy cookery workshops to help migrants integrate into the Scottish Borders. The focus was on seasonal Scottish produce, easy and quick recipes. The class was a mix of migrant workers and locals who had great fun and helped in the integration process.
Lukasz Bogus, Development Worker, Eildon Housing Association

Bosco and his team bring a variety of experience to a project, engaging participants and making the whole process not only a learning experience but also very importantly fun. Their ability to engage such a wide range of attendees was a key to the success of our course."
Kath McCaffrey, Development Officer, Lamancha Hub

"Thank you very much for sending Douglas to work with our children they had a super time and his workshops got glowing reports from the children. He had a great rapport with the children and made the workshop interesting and good fun. Once again many thanks."
Susan Reid, Head teacher - Ferryhill Primary School, Edinburgh

"Can you please pass on a big thank you to Alex for the fantastic demo she did for the pupils yesterday. They all were keen to get involved and really enjoyed not only the cooking but the tasting as well! The dish they helped prepare was well received and enjoyed by all. The kids were a great bunch and we have some great photos of them joining in, great fun and thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks again!!"
Kimberley Hoddinott – Berwickshire Housing Association Limited

"The group really enjoyed the session, Connie was great and the food prepared was delicious."
Gail Prince, Loanhead Miners Club, Midlothian

"We all had a fantastic day and everyone was raving about how tasty your food was and how much they enjoyed the session so thank you for making it so enjoyable and informative."
Sian Langdon, Scottish Community Foundation, Edinburgh

"I thought I'd send a short e-mail to thank you very much for your talk. I must tell you that you went down a storm. I was told that you're the best speaker the club has had for ages...Good feedback, well deserved, and nobody dropped off to sleep. Thanks very much once again and all the best for the future to YOU CAN COOK."
Gordon Sanders (Convenor), International Committee, Rotary Club of Penicuick

"We had an excellent interactive session with easy to do and adaptable recipes with great scope for all sorts of leftovers to be incorporated and gave people a lot of ideas and inspiration. The information that was given about nutrition, environmental care and safety was well balanced and the actual food cooked was DELICIOUS!!! Everybody who attended really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend this session to other groups."
Rosie Lewis, Development Worker, Changeworks Edinburgh




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