Student Cookery Course with 4Lunch

Students learn how to cook with 4Lunch at the University of Manchester
student cookery course
12 Feb

Student Cookery Course with 4Lunch

Eating well and cooking healthy meals at university isn’t usually a top priority for students. But living in halls is the perfect time to start learning how to cook.

Being able to whip up a decent home-cooked meal will have huge benefits for your overall health and wellbeing, giving you the energy to study, socialise and make the most out of university, as well as save you some pennies!

Responding to student interest in cookery activities, the Res Life team at the University of Manchester organised the first ‘Campus Cookery Course’, delivered by 4Lunch at Owens Park.



Over the four sessions, novice student cooks came together each week in the Richmond Park bar to learn how to create tasty meals from scratch. All students mastered key food preparation skills like chopping onions, crushing garlic, knowing how much oil to use and using the right knife for the right job. There were also plenty of leftovers to take home after each session, feeding the students for a couple more days!


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Using just a single hob and frying pan, our student cooks were able to experiment with new flavour combinations, making Italian, Mexican, Indian, Chinese and Korean dishes, including spaghetti carbonara, chilli con carne, vegan dahl and veggie noodles.


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All our student cooks finished the course feeling more confident about cooking at home, with new recipe ideas and easy techniques. One student said:


“This is one of the best decisions I made this semester. All students should take a course like this”


Living away from home for the first time forces you to think about cooking for yourself. So if you’ve been living off beans on toast and takeaways since September, and want to enjoy some more interesting meals, sign up to our mailing list to hear the latest news about future campus cookery courses!


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Happy cooking everyone!