Full steam ahead for cook­ery project aimed at young adults

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.face­book.com/sun­shinek­itchen­cu­par/

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