Learn how to cut kitchen waste with free cooking lessons across Havering from top twin chefs

The twin chefs who cooked dinner for the Queen when she visited Harold Hill are offering free workshops on cutting food waste.

The 10 “Love Food Hate Waste” sessions will take place in Harold Hill, Rainham, Elm Park and Upminster. They will be run by Mark and David Borrell, who prepared a six-course meal for the Queen and her guests at the opening of Drapers’ Academy in October.

They will show how to make use of ingredients that often get thrown away.

Havering’s environment boss Cllr Barry Tebbutt said: “This is a great opportunity for people to have fun and learn a lot about how to make the most of their food, not to mention their money.

“Almost 50 per cent of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten.

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“Wasting food costs the average household almost �500 a year, rising to almost �700 for a family with children.”

Participants will be given lessons and ingredients to make a three-course meal they can take home.

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The two-and-a-half-hour sessions will take place in Upminster Library on Monday, January 14 from 2pm, and on Wednesday, February 13 from 2pm and again from 5pm.

They will also be run at Harold Hill Library on Monday, February 4, from 10.30am and again from 2pm, and on Thursday, March 14, from 2pm and 5pm.

Elm Park residents can attend classes on Wednesday, February 20 at 2pm or 5pm, while Rainham’s Royal Youth Centre will host a session on Saturday, March 2 at 3pm.

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