Junior Chef program returning for July school holidays

Arianna Borgia and Chiara Borgia cooking during the last Junior Chef program
Arianna Borgia and Chiara Borgia cooking during the last Junior Chef program

THE City of Stirling will continue its Junior Chef cooking program next school holidays following its huge success in April.

The two-hour sessions for children aged 6-11 show youngsters the importance of good kitchen hygiene and the basics of cooking as they whip up scrumptious eats like homemade sausage rolls and Milo balls.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the Junior Chef sessions were a great “sauce” of fun for youngsters.

“We wanted to provide a kid’s program that was something a bit different to our established sporting activities,” Mr Irwin said. “Cooking was a good fit as it can boost children’s self-confidence by giving them a sense of responsibility and there’s the achievement of being able to eat the results with their family and friends, saying ‘I made this’.”

The next Junior Chef sessions will be in July at Stirling Leisure Centres, Hamersley.

Visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au/juniorchef or email slchamersley@stirling.wa.gov.au for bookings and more information.