Talent Match Cooks up a Storm in Halton


Last month, Youth Fed’s Talent Match programme delivered a short series of budgeting & cooking sessions to young people in Halton. The first session was on Thursday 14th and the second was on Thursday 21st November, both of which ran at St Paul’s Church, Widnes, from 10-4pm.

Our key objective of the first session was to support young people aged between 16 and 25 with day-to-day activities they might find challenging such as budgeting, taking public transport and buying the weekly food shop.

The second session focused on cooking and building the young people’s confidence in the kitchen. The young people were tasked with baking chocolate cupcakes – which they all very much enjoyed eating at the end!

Youth Fed’s Talent Match coordinators were present at both sessions in order to provide support and answer any questions the young people had throughout both days.

Mike Atherton, Talent Match Area Manager for Youth Fed, commented: “The budgeting and cookery sessions we ran last month were a great success. It was fantastic to see the young people enjoying themselves and growing in confidence with carrying out daily tasks such as buying the weekly food shop and learning to cook.

“Talent Match is a really creative and innovative programme that develops real skills and opens up opportunities for young people and it was fantastic to see such an opportunity being delivered to the young people of Halton.”

To find out more about our youth programmes here at Youth Fed, get in touch with us here.