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Joy of Food/NCLS...New Partnership....!!!!

posted 29 Mar 2017, 01:56 by nick.buck147@gmail.com   [ updated 29 Mar 2017, 02:19 ]

We at the Joy of Food are delighted to announce a new working partnership with NCLS (Norfolk Community Learning Services) This means that our courses will now be 5 weeks in duration and offer access to all the courses offered by NCLS, a representative will attend one of our sessions and speak to each participant looking to see if there is anything they can provide. Follow the link to their website here......https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning 
Feel free to click on the poster opposite fur additional information.

Facebook and Twitter

posted 23 Apr 2015, 08:00 by nick.buck147@gmail.com

We are moving with the times....Joy of Food now have a brand new Facebook page and Twitter feed, please use them to tell us about your JOF experiences, send us pics of dishes you have cooked, or simply pics of you on your JOF course, in fact any pics in any way connected to JOF are welcome, so don't delay Tweet us today.......(or Facebook as well...) www.facebook.com/thejoyoffood Twitter is @joyoffoodtweets or #JoyofFood  

Update (and a new recipe book!)

posted 5 Feb 2015, 06:07 by nick.buck147@gmail.com   [ updated 5 Feb 2015, 06:07 ]

Things have been very busy for us of late and thus updating the website has been poor, however we are here and still going strong. Courses continue at a pace, with new partners joining in all the time, the main thrust over the last few months has been the creation of a new recipe book, we are currently proof reading it, and it will be off to the printers by the middle of the month, all very exciting!
As usual please get in touch if you would like a course, contact details remain the same and Mr Jones is waiting for your call.


Update on the Food Festival Update!

posted 7 Sep 2014, 07:56 by nick.buck147@gmail.com

We had a good day at the Norwich Food Festival event at The Forum yesterday, we were joined by our friends from Smoke Free Norfolk, Health Trainer Team and the Healthy Communities Team, the new Gazebo looked Fab! (see pic below) We cooked a Chickpea Curry which many enjoyed so as promised i have added the recipe in our recipe section, see you all soon at the events in Swaffham and Gt Yarmouth at the end of the month. 

Update - Food Festival and other stuff!

posted 3 Sep 2014, 03:51 by nick.buck147@gmail.com   [ updated 3 Sep 2014, 03:52 ]

We are all keeping very busy particularly now the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival 2014 is in full swing, we appeared at Holkham Hall on Saturday and Sunday and will be at The Forum this Saturday 6th September, hopefully cooking up something to hand out to all the lovely visitors, though if last Sunday is anything to go by, we need to cook more as it didn't seem to last long. We will also be at The Brecks, Swaffham on Sunday 14th and Saturday 20th and in addition we will making a first appearance at Gt Yarmouth on 26th,27th and 28th come along and say hello. We should be easy to spot as we have a shiny new gazebo!
In addition courses are running full pelt with all our usual organisations, our trainers are busy right across the county, September and into October is looking busier still but don't be put off, if you would like courses or are interested in any aspect of our work please feel free to e mail, phone or contact in any way you choose and we will do our best to help. 

Kitchen Kings and Other Stuff

posted 28 Apr 2014, 08:23 by nick.buck147@gmail.com   [ updated 28 Apr 2014, 08:32 ]

Yet again we have featured in the press in connection with our highly succesful partnership with Age UK Norfolk and the 'Kitchen Kings' Programme, this time Petra was in the spotlight with a recent course at The Phoenix Centre in Norwich, the piece features a really good mini 'case study' (Ron's Story) from one of our previous participants.The story is attached below.
In other news we will be starting some one day training sessions for carers of those with learning disabilities, the day will feature some practical cookery skills followed by some input from a dietician, for further details please feel free to contact us using our contact information.   

Always Looking.......!

posted 10 Mar 2014, 07:22 by nick.buck147@gmail.com

The cookery courses continue at their usual busy 'Spring' rate! we have many new venues and client groups just waiting for a chance to learn some new skills, this means we are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to train as  Joy of Food trainers. We give training in Nutrition and Food Safety and 'on the job' training and help in presentation skills. The only qualifications needed are a great deal of enthusiasm, and some cookery experience either within the catering industry or as an accomplished home cook.For further details contact us using the heading above! 

New Flyer!

posted 30 Jan 2014, 01:57 by nick.buck147@gmail.com

We have a new flyer! Feel free to download and use to publicise the project and recruit people for any courses we may be running in your venue or with your organisation.

Back In The Groove!

posted 30 Jan 2014, 01:21 by nick.buck147@gmail.com

January has almost come and gone and after a quiet end to 2013, Joy of Food has entered 2014 at full speed, we are now back up to ,almost, full operating capacity, courses are running right across the county with more starting on a weekly basis. We are still working with AGE UK Norfolk on the 'Kitchen Kings' courses, which continue to be popular and with many other organisations. We are always on the lookout for new volunteer trainers, new venues and, as always, new course participants! So if you are interested contact details are here on the site, get in touch!    

Christmas Beckons!

posted 26 Nov 2013, 06:49 by nick.buck147@gmail.com

Christmas is on it's way and in common with everyone else Joy of Food shuts down for a christmas break, unfortunately this year our lead in to pre -christmas has been punctuated by staff sickness and general lack of availability, if you or your organisation have had to miss courses due to this, we apologise, we always try our best to fulfill our engagements but have had a few cancellations of late.
On a positive note we will be making appearances at a 'Grow Your Own Fair' at Hoveton Village Hall on 5th December and a 'Moneywise ' Event staged by Cotman Housing in Barclays Bank in St Stephens St, Norwich, on 6th December. I am also making my annual pilgramage to the Good Food Show in Birmingham on 28th November, hopefully to catch up on all the new trends, tastes and flavours to inspire us all for the new year. 

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