Tatura Community House’s Cook n Save program wraps up today after five weeks of creative kitchen cookery with volunteer Bev Roberts and St Vincent de Paul’s Bryan Miller.
Participants enjoyed making pies last week as part of the program where they enjoyed an egg and bacon pie, shepherd’s pie, pastie and mini pizzas as well as apple pie and biscuits at a cost of $40 to $50.
‘‘Cooking is part of it, but for $40 to $50 we can feed an army,’’ Mr Miller said.
Participant Heather Price said she had thoroughly enjoyed the program where they sat down afterwards and enjoyed the meal they had made.
‘‘It’s great for building social connections as well,’’ Mr Miller said.
With several participants now far more confident in the kitchen, they will gather next week to celebrate the end of the program as well as Ms Roberts’ birthday.
‘‘The group will now cook on their own for Bev as a birthday treat and to thank her for all her help,’’ Tatura Community House manager Leeane Button said.
Ms Button said they intended to extend the program to focus on men, creating the Blokes Cook n Save program.
‘‘We were finding a lot of the time it was women attending the session,’’ she said.
‘‘So we want to encourage men to come along and get involved as well.’’