Greggs’ Visit to West End Cooking Club

Thanks to the Greggs Foundation, our ‘Fast Food to Good Food’ Cooking Club idea reached another 3 of our Learning Hubs. At the same time as the Cooking Club in Blakelaw, a second was based on the West Road of Newcastle, where the streets are filled with numerous fast food outlets that young people and their families can so easily be visiting for their daily dinner.

Aiming to help young people and their families.

Aiming to help young people and their families.

On Saturday 14th March, Ian Blackwood, the Greggs sausage roll entrepreneur, visited Cooking Club, as that week the group were experimenting with Greggs’ famous sausage rolls, veggie style.

Greggs came to visit and helped bake some healthy sausage rolls.

Greggs came to visit and helped bake some healthy sausage rolls.

Each group were working off the same recipe, but every group chose a different spice and herb to work with. Ian Blackwood was teamed with two young brothers, and they flavoured their rolls with thyme and a mild curry powder. Before his group started rolling, who was sporting his Greggs apron, showed off Greggs’ impressive sausage roll machine, and how it makes the world’s largest roll. His group were never going to be able to compete with a machine with like that, but they certainly went about making the rolls with military precision. They even put their signature on some of the sausage rolls.

Sausage roll healthy alternative.

Sausage roll healthy alternative.

Success4All and the children from Cooking Club would love to thank the Greggs Foundation and Ian Blackwood for their support in making the Club a possibility. Thank you all very much, we have had so much fun with healthy food, and most importantly, there was not a brussel sprout in sight!!!

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