First day of children’s cooking workshops a ‘tremendous’ success

AN ANDOVER pizzeria held the first of its new cooking workshops for children this weekend, and it was a roaring success.

As previously reported, David Jupp of Fireaway Andover on Bridge Street, decided he wanted to offer young people the chance to create their own pizza, to help the business reach out to the community and promote healthy eating.

He said: “We will teach them how to stretch the dough from scratch, and make their own pizza with sauce and toppings.

“All of our ingredients we make on the premises, it’s all fresh. I want to get kids eating fresh food and, you never know, maybe inspire them to become a chef!”

And, at the first session held on Sunday, October 3, first to take part were Cllr Iris Andersen and her grandsons Kane, 10, and 13-year-old Caleb.

“I have got great admiration for Dave,” Cllr Andersen told the Advertiser.

“It was really well organised, absolutely tremendous.”

She added: “The boys enjoyed it and at the end they were asking if they could come back with their friends. They thought it was great.

“It’s showing children how to eat healthily, plus the fact that it’s something for them to do!

“No grown-ups are asking if they can get involved too!”

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Fifteen-minute slots will be bookable for children aged five and above on the Fireaway Andover Facebook page from the Monday of each week for the coming weekend, with sessions running each Sunday between 11 and 2.

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