Chef gets things cooking in Peaks

A chef has designed his own cookery course aimed at giving young people in the High Peak confidence in the kitchen.

Malcolm Lomax is a culinary arts student at University of Derby Buxton who will be teaching his course ‘Cooking for Mates’ at the Tideswell School of Food in May.

The 52–year–old, of Buxton, designed the course to help young people and teenagers create a range of popular dishes such as pizza, curries and pasta, that can be shared.

Malcolm said: “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to teach at Tideswell School of Food and am looking forward to passing on some of my knowledge and enthusiasm to young people.

“The recipes that I will be teaching are popular amongst teenagers and students, but by learning to cook them from scratch they will be able to enjoy their favourite meals at a much cheaper cost and with far fewer calories than the take–away version.”

The venture is down to a partnership betweenTideswell School of Food and the university that aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills within a real working environment.

Kim Wathall, a spokeswoman for the school of food, said: “We are delighted to be working with the University of Derby Buxton to provide this opportunity for Malcolm to teach with us.

“We know that his expertise and passion for food will benefit lots of young people and we look forward to welcoming them on what is set to be a truly tasty course.”

To find out more information on Malcolm’s ‘Cooking for Mates’ course, people can visit or telephone 01298 871262.