Cooking and eating together are key elements in CCYS.  Not only do they bring us together, teaching us teamwork, but they also teach vital life skills.  Mark Popkiewicz, our brilliant head chef works weekly with the young people to share his recipe secrets and whip up culinary delights. 

Oh, and there is no such thing as a CCYS event without the young people providing a food stall of some description (barbecue, cakes, hot chocolate…or a full blown Christmas dinner!).

Going one step further, sometimes the ingredients even come straight from our own community allotment. We are also grateful to FareShare for the food they pass on to us. Also a massive thank you to Greggs from Applegreen for donating their left over food to Dormans Youth Arts Centre!

We also love to bake! Whether its lovely cakes or brownies, young people get the chance to learn how to cook from scratch!