Cooking and prep skills, team work, being open to alternative methods of cookery than the ones people are used to, working with seasonal produce.
Agree at the start of the session who will be cooking, what they will cook, and who will do the washing up
Clarify any dietary requirements
Support the cooks throughout the session
Ensure there is a sufficient amount of plates, bowls and cutler
Clear a space for everyone to eat together
Bring everyone together to eat
Thank the cooks and wash up
Participants learn cooking skills, new recipes, patience, open mindedness and cooperation with others. The activity also helps people develop self-confidence and social skills through having to work together as a team, a process that can also help with language skills and understanding other cultures.