Online Cookery School

Lorna Wing, who recently rejoined the Guild, has launched a cookery school with a difference: she teaches her teenage students to cook online, in their own home and in their own time, and they can start on any date of their choosing. She has been licensed by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as an Approved Activity Provider to teach cookery, and her 12-week courses cost £150. Students learn to cook favourite British dishes, comforting Mediterranean food and aromatic Asian dishes, as well as vegetarian options, cakes and desserts. Each week the students send Lorna pictures of what they’ve cooked (using Whatsapp) for her to comment on and assess. Her project has the backing of many famous cookery names including Delia, Prue Leith and Guild member Rick Stein OBE, who comments, ‘I’ve long been a supporter of the DoEs, and these courses are a brilliant addition to the Awards.’