About Real Food Works
We are a socially directed business, supporting people in adopting a healthier lifestyle, through ‘down to earth’, hand’s-on cooking workshops and demonstrations.
We do this through sessions which are:
Since then the aim has changed from being a response to the issue of access to fresh fruit and vegetables, to one which addresses wider and more fundamental aspects of the poor diet and health of the whole N.E region through awareness raising activities and cooking skills training.
“I feel much more confident about being
able to provide healthier food for my family”
This comment, from a young Ashington mum, at the end of one of our ‘Big Cooks & little cooks’ courses, sums up what we, as an organisation, are all about.
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In an environment where the temptations to fill up on fatty, salty and sugar filled foods are all too readily available, we aim to provide the knowledge and practical skills that people need to be able to navigate through the minefield of fast food and ready meals and to eat-well whatever their budget.
We believe that good food doesn’t need to be complicated, costly or boring and our basic principle is to keep things simple by avoiding anything that’s too expensive or difficult to get your hands on, and by providing recipes with a manageable number of steps and ingredients. Guided by these principles, we can show individuals how to cook up a hearty soup from scratch in 10 minutes, a tasty pasta sauce in 10 minutes or a nourishing butternut squash risotto in only 20 minutes.
We are passionate about good food and equally determined that everyone should have access to it! We work with a wide range of groups and organisations across the community, delivering accessible and inspiring good food experiences. Our approach, which is rooted in the conviction that everyone can cook, is aimed at supporting people to make positive changes to the food that they eat and at the same time, putting the pleasure back into eating well.
We passionately believe that food provides us with more than the sum of its nutrients and that it impacts on our wellbeing in three ways:
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