This week we livestreamed a Valentine’s Day-themed cooking class online to help make the day special for parents and staff during lockdown.

As part of our well-being we held our first live-stream cooking class to help the community fall in love with healthy eating and cooking nutritious meals.

The cooking class was led by Rosedene’s award winning head chef and food educator, Kate Draycott. Kate is a two-time National Nursery Awards chef of the year finalist and brings her experience of teaching recipes in Hong Kong and Dubai to Rosedene Nurseries. She takes pride in designing healthy, sustainable menus that are sourced locally and incorporate a number of sensory qualities that encourage children to try lots of new foods.

The Valentine’s day menu included Mushroom Melt stuffed Chicken Breasts and Valentines shortbread sandwiches with strawberries.

We’re all running out of things to do in lockdown and we thought that Valentine’s Day was a great opportunity to bring our Rosedene community together, have some fun, and learn some simple, delicious recipes to cook our loved ones on Valentine’s Day!

Our head chef, Kate, was excellent at explaining how to prepare the Valentine’s Day main course and heart-themed dessert on the livestream, guiding Rosedene parents, guardians and staff members as they cooked along together, while learning the benefits of eating a nutritious meal!

Kate, head chef and food educator at Rosedene, said: “It was a pleasure to host a virtual cooking session, as I know people have grown tired of cooking through lockdown. This will be the first of many and we can’t until we can do this in person again. It’s great to be able to share tips and tricks that will encourage families to fall in love with eating a healthy and sustainable diet that will benefit their wellbeing.”

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