Leeds Cookery School is a social enterprise and trading subsidiary of Zest-Health for Life, a Leeds charity.
The cookery school’s aims as a business are:
Zest is an independent not-for-profit organisation and registered charity which offers support and opportunity to people living in disadvantaged areas of Leeds. We aim to address health inequalities and social isolation through activities which improve physical, mental, social, emotional and economic wellbeing. The organisation has its roots in East Leeds, but now works citywide.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Leeds is an evidence-based 8-week cooking course which gives people basic cooking skills, healthy eating information and support with shopping and budgeting. Established in 2010 it is operated by Zest in partnership with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, and funded by Leeds City Council’s Public Health directorate. The main MOF cookery centre is located in Leeds Kirkgate Market, but the project runs outreach courses at Leeds Cookery School.
More information from Ministry of Food Leeds on 0113 242 5685.
We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in working in partnership with us to access or develop classes and group activities. Give us a call on 0113 323 7700 to explore the possibilities or arrange a visit.
We’re keen to broaden our range of classes, so if you are a freelance chef or cookery tutor with an idea for a speciality class or demonstration please get in touch to discuss the opportunities.
Sarah Freeman is a qualified cookery teacher with 15 years experience, and has worked for Bradford College, Leeds City College and Horsforth Evening Classes, she is a freelance food trainer for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
A keen home baker, Sarah is an artisan food producer for Otley and Headingley Country Markets and sells her homemade cakes, bakes and savoury baked goods and homemade preserves at farmers markets each month. She is the owner of Horsforth Catering.
Sarah believes that teaching people how to cook is one of the most valuable lessons in life and loves showing people how to turn fresh ingredients into delicious meals, and tasty treats. Sarah likes to make the best use of seasonal foods and is currently experimenting with new combinations of fruits and vegetables for jams and chutneys.