About us......


Who We Are...

We are an NHS/NCLS funded project to deliver food skills in the community. We started in 2008, funded originally by the Big Lottery Fund and hosted by NHS Norfolk.We are now funded by Norfolk County Council and work in partnership with Norfolk Community Learning Services, and offer courses for FREE! 


Our Aims...

Increase knowledge of foods available to eat.

Demonstrate and teach ways of incorporating them into everyday meals.

Increase confidence about budgeting, planning and preparing meals.

Provide opportunities to try new foods in a ‘no cost, no risk’ environment.



Courses...

In 2009 courses began and have continued since, however at the end of the lottery funded period in April 2011, the funding was taken over by Norfolk and Waveney NHS and from April 2013 the project was transferred to Norfolk County Council. We are now happy to deliver to anyone over 19 years of age, regardless of ability; there is no upper age limit! Courses are usually free of charge (subject to conditions) but any assistance with costs is greatly appreciated  

The basic Joy of Food course consists of five, three hour sessions over four weeks, although this can be tailored to suit individual requirements. We aim for a minimum of four students per session, with a maximum of six to eight students depending upon the limitations of the venue. A certificate and cookbook are presented to each participant. Sessions are delivered mainly by our dedicated team of volunteer trainers.

We are happy to travel throughout Norfolk to deliver the sessions using any suitable venue, from a village hall to a school food tech room; we are entirely self- sufficient with equipment, and the minimum requirements are a roof, power and running water. A fridge and a kettle are also quite nice! It is very helpful if a venue has a functioning kitchen with an oven, but we have been known to cope without. If in doubt contact us.