Welcome friends of our ATTFE College newsletter. In this month’s newsletter you can find information about our FREE 'Meet, Cook & Eat' course, information about our Ready, Steady Cook event that we hosted, job vacancies, as well as information on how to contact our Employability Manager for employment support.
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Meet, Cook & Eat
The Meet, Cook & Eat course is a 15 weeklong course, studying 1 day a week.Learn basic cookery skills, which will focus on healthy budget cooking.
ATTFE College organised a 'Ready, Steady Cook' competition between MPs Ben Bradley (Mansfield) and Lee Anderson (Ashfield) to highlight what tasty delights can be cooked for a typical emergency food parcel. Through its community interest company 'Let's All Eat', ATTFE College has delivered over 12,000 emergency food parcels since the start of the pandemic all through professional referrals. Liz Barrett, Volunteer Director of Let's All Eat says 'the emergency need for food parcels isn't going away, instead in Sutton-In-Ashfield the need is increasing. During the past 18 months we have however developed a very strong approach to supporting this need which now allows us to focus upon teaching cooking skills to food parcel recipients to help them eat well on a budget.'
The 'Ready, Steady Cook' competition saw Ben cook a tasty chicken and chorizo pasta dish followed by mixed fruit puff pastry tarts. Ben was ably assisted by Sutton Community Academy Assistant Principal Michelle Harwood. Both shared tips with the audience as to what foods their children eat and how they tempt them to make healthy choices.
Lee was assisted by Linda Smith, ATTFE College tutor. Together they cooked Grilled chicken breasts with ratatouille and steamed rice along with blueberry, apple and orange parcels.
Dave Marshall, chef at Porter House Barlows, was on hand to help both teams with cooking skills and to share budgeting ideas, suggestions and tips. Simon Martin, Vice Principal at ATTFE College did a stunning job of comparing the whole event sharing food waste statistics and the need to develop cooking skills to prevent such food wastage.
The judging team was made up of ATTFE College and Sutton Community Academy learners who did a sterling job of tasting the food and then voting for their favourite. A genuine draw was achieved.
This fun event shone a spot light on how to cook healthy food on a budget. Anyone wishing to join an ATTFE College cookery course should please phone 07724257141 and leave their name and number to receive a call back by a member of the team. All cookery food resources are provided free upon enrolment.
Some FREE courses at ATTFE College include; reading, writing and basic maths.
You may not have to pay for tuition if you are under 24 and studying for your first qualification equivalent to GCSE or A level.
If you are planning to study at Level 3 to 6, you can apply for apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. The loan is easy to apply for, doesn’t involve a credit check and you don’t have to pay it back until you’ve finished your course and you are earning over £26,575 a year.
If you want to apply for a loan to study at ATTFE then simply contact: