Christmas COOKAlong

Bring your team together this Christmas and celebrate with a Cracking Good COOKAlong!

What’s included?

A 90-minute fun and engaging class led by an experienced Cooking Leader. Designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to create sensational dishes which you can cook with your friends and family throughout the year! Choose from:

Cracking Good Bake-Along (1.5 hours)

Learn to make deeply delicious and decadent chocolate, orange and hazelnut brownies with one of our passionate and knowledgeable Cooking Leaders. The brownies are a real festive crowd-pleaser and are a lovely gift for Christmas. They freeze well, and you don’t need a fancy cake tin to make them!

Cracking Good Cook-Along (1.5 hours)

Learn new skills to help you batch cook delicious, tasty meals from scratch! Your Cooking Leader will offer tips on avoiding food waste and using store cupboard ingredients, batch-cooking and freezing -whilst sharing healthy tips! Choose one of the menu options:

  • Indian Street Food – onion bhaji or samosas with a fragrant dhal and jeera rice
  • Nepalese Momos – hand crafted dumplings served with pickled relish & hot sauce
  • Japanese cuisine – Sushi whether it be maki, nigiri or temaki, you’ll master it!
  • Traditional Shepherd’s Pie or with Lentil & Mushrooms
  • Moroccan Tagine – fragrantly spiced heart-warming nutritious dish
  • Cantonese Cuisine hand crafted gyozas with vinegared soy & peanut satay sauce
  • Vegan Cuisine – Pithiviers and a rich gravy, the perfect centre piece for any festive table

Cracking Good Extras

To enhance your teams and sense of connectivity with your organisation as this time of uncertainty, we can deliver optional extras to include one of the packages in addition to:

A personalised Save The Cooking Date’ Recipe Card with your company logo and team Christmas message will be sent through the post, which can be kept as a keep-sake, and to re-make the recipe. The card will also be printed with national support network contact details and include a leftover recipe to help use up Christmas leftovers to reduce food waste.

In addition to the Save the Cooking Date Recipe Card and to Spice up Your Online Cooking we can provide the spice for one element of the dish along with details regarding the health benefit to inform your chefs! The pack will be posted direct to each participant along with the recipe card.

Finer Detail

  • We can adapt the choices to incorporate dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian/vegan/gluten free. please notify us of requirements at booking.
  • Participants cover the costs of ingredients and equipment, except for Spice up your online Cooking, whereby CGF purchase and send a spice sample for the dish
  • There will be opportunity to ask questions about how best to reduce
    food waste and improve nutritional health.
  • We would suggest the session starts at 11am, 3pm, 5pmor 7pm but please let us know if a different time would be more convenient.
  • We ask for prompt arrival, however, the Kitchen Door will open 15mins before the session for participants to greet each other.
  • Zoom is our preferred platform, although we would consider a different platform which we would discuss beforehand.

The price covers our costs for management and delivery of the session – as a
non-profit, we have kept the costs as low as possible whilst ensuring that we pay
our staff a Living Wage.

Email tracey@crackinggoodfood.org to book a session or for further information

a not for profit social enterprise

80% of our work is with those in food poverty, your fee contributes towards our community outreach work

Pay It Forward Christmas Meal

Our ‘Pay It Forward Christmas Meal’ gift, priced at £12.50 covers the cost of a Christmas Dinner and access to vital services for a person experiencing homelessness, poverty and isolation this Christmas. A perfect plastic-free, ethical gift which couldn’t be easier – we will simply send an e-certificate to the recipient, explaining how the donation will be used to support our vulnerable communities.

Pay It Forward Christmas Meal

£12.50