Kiddy Cook Joins Forces With Leeds Food Festival
Children at Primary Schools across Leeds are invited to design their very own Leeds muffin in the Kiddy Cook and Leeds and Partners Meal in a Muffin Challenge. The competition aims to get local primary schools involved in this year’s Leeds Loves Food Festival from 24th May – 9thJune and promote healthy cookery activities in schools, whilst giving teachers the tools to build the competition into their class curriculum.
The competition is open to all Leeds Primary Schools with the chance to win a day’s worth of Kiddy Cook workshops, which use the theme of healthy eating to enrich the curriculum and develop thinking in a range of subjects. The prize will be presented to the winning school at the Yorkshire Food and Drink show and their muffin will be made by a local baker so that everyone can have a taste.
This year’s Leeds Loves Food festival will be bigger and better than ever before, extended to two whole weeks and involving many different food retailers, restaurants, local producers and demonstrations by celebrity chefs. This is the perfect opportunity to get schools involved with good, locally produced food and to celebrate the diversity of our rich food and drink offering. The winning muffin design is sure to demonstrate some of the wonderful flavours of our city and show that the Leeds community can produce some cracking food.
Katherine Reynolds, owner of Kiddy Cook Leeds and setter of the challenge said, ‘Our aim is to get school children to experience some of the variety we have right on our doorstep. Pupils will be taken through a series of classroom activities aiming to get them thinking about what represents the best of Leeds, what sort of food is grown and produced here and what wonderful combinations of flavours can be created as they mix, taste and experiment in the kitchen. Kiddy Cook workshops bring practical cookery into schools, encourage kids to play with food, and explore new flavours in an educational and fun way. I hope that this competition gives Leeds kids a taste for playing with their food’.