Source: Waitrose

Each hour-long class will be limited to a maximum of eight households

Waitrose has launched a series of virtual cooking classes for children to help pupils learn new skills during the summer holidays and inspire a love of food.

Each week, chefs from the retailer’s cookery school will teach a range of new techniques – from pastry making to basic knife skills – and talk about different ingredients and seasonality.

Each virtual cook-along class will be limited to a maximum of eight households and will take place from Tuesday to Thursday at 10am for one hour during the school summer holidays.

The chefs will teach a different recipe each week, from sausage rolls to apple & cinnamon cakes.

“We are looking forward to joining families in their own kitchens and helping to teach the next generation new skills and sharing our love of food,” said Kirsty Scott from the Waitrose Cookery School.

“Our online cookery school courses have been incredibly popular through lockdown, so we’re thrilled to be opening these up to children as well.”