Could you become a Fed-Up Slow Cooker Trainer?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fed-Up Slow Cooker Trainer. We have had a lot of expressions of interest and have been able to fill all of the places.

Feeding Liverpool, Alchemic Kitchen and chef Adam Franklin have partnered on the Fed-Up Slow Cooker Training Programme, teaching practical, communal cooking courses that bring together and equip community members to make delicious, nutritious, low-maintenance meals on a budget, in a friendly atmosphere to help combat loneliness and social isolation. 

We are looking to support and equip up to 40 people to become community Fed-Up slow cooker trainers, supporting them to host slow cooking courses in their local communities.

Slow cookers are simple to use and typically use over 60% less energy than ovens.

The Fed-Up course, led by chef Adam Franklin, started in 2014 as a course designed to help supplement foodbank parcels to maximise the amount of meals that could be prepared by adding fresh food, a slow cooker and the training to effect change. It has developed into a network of people from community settings connected together to use their new practical skills, support each other and connected into other community projects.

Our half day train the trainer courses

We are offering four half day train-the-trainer sessions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 14th March 6pm – 9pm 
  • Friday 17th March 10am – 1:30pm 
  • Thursday 20th April 10am – 1:30pm 
  • Friday 21st April 10am – 1:30pm

These will be led by Adam at Alba Restaurant Melling, Prescot Road, Melling, Liverpool, L31 1AP.

Refreshments will be provided.

After the course, the new trainers will receive on-going support including:

  • Training resources to deliver your course
  • 10 recipe packs to handout to your course participants
  • Up to 10 slow cookers for your course participants
  • Ongoing communication with Feeding Liverpool, Alchemic Kitchen, and chef Adam Franklin to support the establishment of your courses

Who should get involved?

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people who are already involved in their local communities. This could be through volunteering or being an active member of a community group or community food space or through working in an organisation which connects with communities in Liverpool.

No previous cooking experience is required, just a passion to share what you learn with others and a willingness to lead a community cooking course after completing the training.

On completion of attending a Fed-Up Slow Cooker Trainer Course, a commitment is required to disseminate information and share experience through practical cooking demonstrations in your own community establishment.

How do I get involved?

To get involved please express your interest by following the link below. If all the questions on the form are completed, we will then use a first-come-first-served basis to select participants.

Unfortunately, we anticipate interest may exceed the number of places available, in which case we will create a waiting list for any future train-the-trainer courses.

Due to our funding requirements, participants will need to be primarily based in and willing to deliver courses within the Liverpool City Council geographical area. Participants who would like to deliver courses both within Liverpool and the wider City Region are encouraged to register their interest and note this on the form.

Expression of Interest form can be found here