Slough residents learn to cook healthy food thanks to local housing association

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Residents in Slough have been learning to cook healthier, cheaper meals with a professional chef, and are now about to receive their Food Safety certificates thanks to Thames Valley Housing (TVH) and Slough Borough Council.

The residents were taught by professional Chef Kevin Muhammed. Kevin used healthy, affordable ingredients and showed them how to cook dishes without stripping them of their nutritional value.

Rudi Nicholls, Community Access Officer at TVH, said: “The lessons have been a tremendous success. Residents have learned to cook new meals for their families using fresh, healthy ingredients. They have also built up the confidence and knowledge to use what they’ve learned in their day-to-day cooking habits at home.

“At the end of the course, Ritz-trained chef Andy Grant tried their creations and after much consideration, he picked a winner.”

By the end of this month, residents will have also received a Food Safety certificate, which could be the first step towards starting up their own business and making the most of the skills they’ve gained.

 

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The residents and the judge chef on the day of the competition.

 

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If you would like any more information about Thames Valley Housing, please ring Anastasia Terzoglou on 0203 819 0450 or email: Anastasia_Terzoglou@tvha.co.uk .

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 15,000 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex, and has over 401 properties under construction. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish.  It provides affordable rented homes, HomeBuy, market rent and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.

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