News Just in! Staff, Suppliers and the family at Spaghetti House have very kindly donated a whopping £1082.00 to KCS which the family have matched making the overall donation £2,164.00 ! Fiona went to collect the donation from their newly referbished restaurant in Goodge street W1 on Monday 4th February. Spaghetti House are one of our biggest supporters and we will continue to work closely with them both now and in the future. This donation means a lot to us as it enables us to continue delivering and teaching so many children in need and also helps us to keep the charity alive and cooking!
Katie Stewart Memorial
Katie Stewart was a true inspiration to all. Katie died suddenly on the 13th January 2013 aged 78, The Guild of Food writers honoured Katie with its Lifetime achievement award in 2008. The family of celebrity cookery writer Katie Stewart has nominated The Kids' Cookery School charity to benefit from any donations made by friends, family and supporters of Katie Stewart.
So far we have had an incredible response with over 37 donations (many of which have been gift aided, which means we can claim back 20p for every £1). The donations stand at an amazing £3545.00. You never know there may be more to follow ! we are delighted that katie's family will try and come to Kcs next week during half term to see at first hand our teaching and how we deliver fun, creative and delicious cookery workshops. We would like to thank all the Katie Stewart supporters and thank them for their very kind donations.The money will go towards children in need and parents and families that are unable to afford the full fee and therefore claim an assisted place.
Interview with Sky News 10th February 2013
Following The Sunday Telegraph’s front page news story on ‘bringing cookery lessons back on the school menu’, Fiona was invited by Sky News to attend a live interview following the story. Fiona was interviewed by Presenter Samantha Simmonds and spoke about the reasons why Cookery lessons should be put back on the School Curriculum. She explained how this could help cut the rise in childhood obesity and dietary related diabetes both at present and in the future. Fiona is optimistic that this latest step by the Government will bring back a subject that should have never been removed from the curriculum in the first place. Fiona’s passion for teaching cookery to children as young as 3 years old welcomes this about turn. KCS hopes that the Government and local authorities will use our expertise to find the best and most productive methods to get cooking back into Schools