Budding Chefs at Ducks Halt

The residents at Ducks Halt residential learning disability service in Kirby-le-Soken are very proud to say that staff no longer cook meals for them as they have learned the skills to do this themselves.

Each weekend the residents get together to design a menu for the week. This is a joint effort and they all like to choose their own favourite meals. The staff assist them in putting together a shopping list of ingredients for the week, which they all take with them to Asda to buy.

The change in the residents is amazing and they are all so enthusiastic about what they are making. They often have various different themed nights including a Greek night, where everything is homemade including all of the dips. I’m sure you will agree by these pictures that their cooking looks absolutely delicious.

Natalie Neeson, team leader at Ducks Halt commented, “The residents love cooking meals and baking cakes, they have produced some amazing cakes. Everyone loves a good Caribbean night and that tends to occur quite frequently here.

“The staff really do enjoy getting involved and assisting them, but only when they need the extra support. It is a real team effort and everyone looks forward to spending time together in the kitchen.”

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