AS part of it’s drive to empower young Nigerians and teach them life and vocational skills, Lindy’s Gems Foundation and Maggi, from the stable of Nestle Nigeria Plc, engaged 50 children from selected schools in Lagos. The junior chefs were taught basic cooking skills and the making of balanced meals.
The mini culinary school experience took place at the Culinary Academy, Lagos and focused on the fundamentals of cooking simple, healthy nutritious meals.
They were given practical lessons on how to combine ingredients to produce simple yet healthy and nutritious food; it includes basic cooking methods and recipes, essential kitchen tools and ingredient choices.
Lindy’s Gems Foundation is a CSR platform, birthed to address the social development needs of children in less privileged homes.
Theme for this year, “The Art of Cooking”, was chosen as a conducive tool to get children from less privileged homes and others in the same environment with no bias to status.
In a statement, Category Manager, Culinary (Commercial Office), Nestlé Nigeria Plc., Mr. Nordine Meguini, said the promotion of healthy diet and lifestyles and encouraging consumption of vegetables is part of Nestlé’s commitment to Nutrition, Health and Wellness to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families.
Children are more likely to eat what they have cooked themselves. Whilst they are growing up, it is important to provide them with culinary skills or food knowledge.
Through Home Economics clubs at schools, these children are getting engaged in cooking experience and the culture of nourishing & healthy cooking is being nurtured in them. The cooking challenge ends with a Junior Chef Challenge on October 22.