Cooking Up Ideas

Cooking up ideas is a fun and interactive club for ages 8+ run in Faversham & Ashford

Cooking up ideas Faversham – Tuesday – 4:30 pm till 6:30 pm – West Faversham Community Centre

Cooking up ideas Teens Ashford – Saturday – 10:00 am till 12:00 pm – Gateway Plus Building, Ashford every fortnight

Cooking up ideas Juniors Ashford – Saturday – 1:00 pm till 2:00 pm – Gateway Plus Building, Ashford every fortnight

The next few dates will be:

Feb: 10th and 24th
March: 10th and 24th
April: 7th and 21st.

The club offers fabulous opportunity to learn about food including:

Where it comes from


How to make a variety of dishes and how to present them

Coming together with food is a fun event which helps to develop social and independent skills.  During the year, each young person, with support, will cook a meal and shares it with the rest of the group. At Ashford there are 6 young people who attend regularly. Learn how to bake and cook, learn how to use kitchen equipment, learn about different foods, how they are grown and how to cook them, learn how foods change in taste and texture when cooked in different ways.

Fundamental to the clubs’ ethos is being self-sustaining. By selling their products, sourced from Muddy Wellies where possible, this can be achieved. And, in the actual selling of their products at market, they are learning valuable retail skills.

Cooking Up Ideas Activities

Life Skills

Learn valuable life skills to help in the future

Fresh Produce

Learn about and use fresh produce


Cook and improve your skills

Serve Food

Serve the food you have prepared

Food with Friends Cafe, Top Floor, Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford

Tel: 01233 640445

West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham


"That was really nice can I have some more please."

Young Chef at Ashford