Wednesday 6th June 2012
A cookery school which gifts its proceeds to a food charity has noticed an upturn in the number of men taking courses.
At a course devoted to the cooking of fish, chefs at The Cooking School at Dean Clough, in Halifax, had a 50/50 mix of men and women. Usually about 20% of students are men.
Other popular courses for men are bread-baking, Indian cookery and knife skills.
Matthew Benson-Smith, executive chef manager, said: "It's great that men feel more at ease than ever before coming to a cooking school and building on their cooking prowess. I'm betting it's a great recipe for a happy relationship especially when a perfectly cooked meal arrives at home afterwards in one of our generous takeaway packages."
The school is now hoping to see a further boost in male students as people opt to buy the school's Father's Day vouchers as gifts.
All profits from The Cooking School go to the Focus On Food Campaign. Each year the campaign teaches more than 42,000 young people to cook and 2,500 teachers across the UK how to teach cooking.
For more details about courses available visit http://www.thecookingschool.co.uk.