Fritto is on a mission to deliver a series of culinary workshops to improve confidence and employability prospects through cooking. Our mentoring and activities are targeted to support troubled youths, to build confidence and self-worth by teaching them how to combine simple ingredients with passion and imagination. The main goal is to teach young people about the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and promote the appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking. Working in a kitchen demands self discipline, team work, and clear communication amongst its members… all positive character building influences that troubled youth often lack.
To create something out of nothing – a highly lucrative skill set and a classic metaphor for life.
The majority of people who come along are used to eating ready meals. The aim of our workshops is to give them the basics of how to cook simple and affordable meals with healthy and fresh ingredients. We give them recipes they can take away and do at home.
— TRJFPLiverpool CIC (@realjunkfoodLiv) November 26, 2016
Pasta making workshop
Fritto ran a six week cooking course for young people in Garston, in collaboration with Employability Solutions and Youth Point. One of the aims of the course was to show the young people how simple and easy is to cook from scratch. Over the course we have highlighted the importance and the benefits of a balanced diet which includes regular consumption of fresh and seasonal vegetables, we had a masterchef pizza competition and a pasta making session too. Lots of fun and healthy tips!
Italian Street Food classes
Two sessions at Employability Solutions covering how to master a perfect Panzerotto and how to make an authentic Piadina, the two most popular italian street foods.
Italian cooking course
We have just completed a six week Italian cookery course for men resident in L8, Toxteth. The aim of the course was to improve people’s wellbeing and show how simple and fresh ingredients can make great dishes. Taking classic Italian recipes we explored the importance of a healthy diet using seasonal vegetables. All the dishes were completely vegetarian and packed with flavour. The group learnt how to make their own authentic pizza, perfect pasta making, master a classic risotto and much more.