Almost 50 young people attending one of Wolves Foundation’s Feed Our Pack holiday activities enjoyed a cooking class with a difference recently – led by club captain Conor Coady and star striker Raul Jimenez.
Coady and Jimenez were joined by Wolves head chef Luke Hitchins who took the players and several of the youngsters through some cooking, including passing on healthy eating advice along the way.
Under Hitchins’ watchful eye, Jimenez and his team produced some delicious avocado guacamole bowls – or Mexican tortilla bowls as termed by the striker – whilst Coady and his group followed up with dessert of chocolate mousse complete with beetroot brownies.
The cooking class took place at one of the Feed Our Pack holiday sessions taking place at The Way Youth Zone, which also featured several other activities for the young people to enjoy.
“It was fantastic to be able to welcome Conor and Raul along to the session, and also Luke to take the players and participants through some really helpful cooking tips,” said Ollie Locker, food poverty project manager at Wolves Foundation.
“To have that sort of support from first team players and staff has such a positive impact on the youngsters attending the activities and we are really grateful that they took the time to come along and be so engaging and enthusiastic.
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“The holiday activities form just one part of the overall package of support provided by Feed Our Pack, which also includes working with local foodbanks, providing food parcels and also help in other areas out in the community.
“We hold free sessions at different venues during the school holidays which includes plenty of fun and enriching activities such as sport and cooking but also offering a nutritional meal outside of term time to help combat any holiday hunger.
“We will also be staging Feed Our Pack holiday activities during May half term and are already planning for the summer, and it is great to see how the project is having such a positive impact across the city.”