Nollamara Adult Day Club members get cooking


Dusan Matic, David Purnell, Annette McLean and Joyce Stone. Picture: Michael Gill
Dusan Matic, David Purnell, Annette McLean and Joyce Stone. Picture: Michael Gill

NOLLAMARA Adult Day Club members enjoyed a cooking demonstration from a veteran chef to celebrate Adult Learners Week on September 7.

The event was held at the Nollamara clubrooms, where 30 members received the opportunity to learn how to cook from Stirling Community Men’s Shed and Home and Community Care member David Purnell.

Mr Purnell, a chef since 1964, previously worked in Scotland and London restaurant the Dorchester.

Members were treated to fruit scones, pumpkin, potato and leek soup, Chicken Bonen Femme and creamed rice on the day.

City of Stirling community services manager Chris Brereton said the event was a lively and educational for the Adult Day Club.

“The members thoroughly enjoyed the food and cooking presentation,” he said.

“You are never too old to learn a new skill…skill development and life-long learning enables club members to continue to keep their independence at home for longer.

“The majority of club members are men and the opportunity to learn cooking skills from a well-known and respected chef was not to be missed.”