YMCA young artisan heritage food project: end of project report

Howard, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-8493-5721 and Lyons-Lewis, A., 2023. YMCA young artisan heritage food project: end of project report. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

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Delivering an introduction to cultural heritage foods, this project worked with 35 young people (16-25), living in YMCA housing in Nottingham, Mansfield, Workshop and Goole. The School of Artisan Food (SAF), based on Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, led a programme of nine workshop sessions which focused on understanding of cultural significance foodstuffs, their roots, history, and its importance in the modern world. Participants, as well as learning basic cooking skills, benefitted by preparing and eating a wide range of global foods. This high-quality experience within the professional surroundings of SAF, enabled young people to learn about where food is grown and produced, butchery and cutting techniques, and other transferrable cooking skills. Each week all food made was taken back to YMCA housing so that other residents could enjoy the dishes prepared.

This final report draws upon multiple data sources in order to capture and represent these outcomes. Evaluation methods took the form of a pre- and post- project questionnaire for young people, interviews with young people following each block, interviews with YMCA and SAF staff at the mid-way and end-point. NTU as evaluation partner organised a student placement as part of block 3, so that each of the cooking workshops could be documented. In addition, YMCA provided regular data on young residents in the form of outcome stars and the case studies of six young people were recorded as part of this project.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Description: Commissioning body: Heritage Lottery Fund
Creators: Howard, F. and Lyons-Lewis, A.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 23 June 2023
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 03 Jul 2023 15:11
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 16:15
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/49311

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