A GROUP which aims to promote cooking skills across the community has joined forces with the youth centre.

Bridport Community Cooking Kit, launched last year by the Bridport Local Food Group, was used for the first time at the Harmony drop in group at the youth centre.

Chef Dom Brown from BearKat worked with Harmony’s members to cook up a delicious shared lunch of macaroni cheese with roast veg, fresh pesto and salad.

Caroline Gamble, facilitator with Harmony, said: “Everybody was delighted with Dom’s inspiring session - we’re going to cook pasta with pesto together again this week and are looking at booking a monthly slot with Dom and the Community Cooking Kit.”

Harmony supports mental health and wellbeing and meets for drop in sessions from 10am to 2pm upstairs at the Youth Centre on Gundry Lane, Bridport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They can be contacted on 07597 379390 or by email at harmonydropin@outlook.com

The Bridport Community Cooking Kit is a mobile resource available for free use by the area’s community groups and schools. Contact Bridport Community Cooking Kit coordinator Ines Cavill from the Local Food Group on 07967 106047.

or inescavill@googlemail.com

The kit was launched last October at an event in Bucky Doo Square, thanks to a grant from Dorset AONB.

The aim is to get more adults and children in the Bridport area enjoying the core life skill of cooking. The kit is available for community groups to borrow.