Full steam ahead for cookery project aimed at young adults
An innovative new charity has been launched in Cupar to give young adults with additional support needs the chance to whip up a storm in the kitchen.
The Sunshine Kitchen provides a supportive work environment using local produce and has already drawn praise from local MP Stephen Gethins.
Based at SRUC residences at Elmwood Campus since July 12, the group successfully sold jams and other produce to the public at the most recent farmers’ market in the town.
Project co-ordinator Gayle Nelson said the aim was to give participants work experience while building their confidence.
“We set up this project to give young adults with additional support needs a focus and to enable them to build confidence and work experience by getting involved in making food,” she said.
“We are very lucky to have a wealth of local produce on our doorstep and are grateful to many local businesses for their support.
“Those include Luvians, Maisie and Mac, Paterson’s Fruit Fayre, Milly’s Kitchen and SignFX, as well as to SRUC, Blacketyside and The Bruce Charitable Trust.”
North East Fife MP Mr Gethins said: “This is a great idea and it was wonderful to hear more about the project and its success so far.”
“The Sunshine Kitchen is giving these young people a chance to shine and they absolutely are.
“From harvesting fruit, making jam and even designing the packaging they are learning so much and enjoying it at the same time.”
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