A veteran’s cookery session was held at the training kitchen at Brindale House.
Organised by Chefs in action and Help for Heroes in partnership with Stockport Homes, it was an over whelming success. Several local veterans enjoyed preparing and eating butter chicken curry, saffron rice pilaff and garlic naan bread.
Chef Noel Goulding was the tutor, a Falklands war veteran himself.
It was a really great session, everybody enjoyed themselves, thanks to Stockport Homes staff the veterans felt comfortable and respected
Kevin Hartley, North West coordinator of Help for Heroes, said:
As a pilot, it was a stunning success we intend to roll out these sessions across the North West
Councillor Amanda Peers, said
I was really impressed with the facilities at Brindale House, the veterans cooking programme is a great initiative not only to develop cooking skills but for the social interaction, reducing isolation and developing new relationships. Food is something that can be a great social experience but it isn’t always a positive if you live alone.
Noel Goulding is a great motivator too, his approach is inspirational and his enthusiasm for the project was really obvious, I’m sure we can deliver more projects and initiatives in partnership in the future.
It was another example of Stockport Homes ensuring that its community programme reaches all Stockport residents.