Let's Get Cooking

When we eat better, we do better. So Let's Get Cooking are all about inspiring everyone to learn to cook and enjoy good food. We give people the confidence and skills they need to get hands-on in the kitchen and make healthier food choices throughout their lives.

First set up in 2007, our first 5,000 clubs were created in schools and – supported with Big Lottery funding – reached more than three million people.

We support all of these Let’s Get Cooking clubs by offering recipes, advice, expert training and practical resources.

And by sharing our expertise with many other organisations across the country including Barnardo's, The Prince’s Trust, The People’s Health Trust, Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation, WRAP and various primary care trusts, we support the delivery of cooking activities to help even more young people and adults to get cooking. Find out more about our work.


Our collection of LGC recipes is tried and tested and includes recipes for all occasions. Every recipe is suitable to use as a group cooking activity, or to use on your own at home.

About Let's Get Cooking

The BDA is the home of Let’s Get Cooking, the Children’s Food Trust’s network of school and community based clubs developed to help children and their families gain the skills and knowledge to cook healthy meals from scratch.

Cooking at home

Top tips for getting children involved in the kitchen and excited about food.


eLearning to standardise your approach to cooking sessions - with bespoke options.

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“Our club is not just about eating healthily but having fun with food, learning new things and overcoming barriers, trying things for the first time, with their friends and without pressure, learning where food comes from. Let’s Get Cooking is changing lives – how amazing is that?”

Let's Get Cooking club coordinator