The City of Liverpool College has joined the Adopt a School project which encourages young children to learn about food and nutrition with top chefs from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA).
The college will run several courses a year for 11-16 year-olds after school so they can use the college's kitchens to learn how to cook and about nutrition.
Chef James Holden mentors school children about growing food, preparation, sustainability and healthy eating, food hygiene and hospitality in a bid to reduce childhood obesity and promote a career in hospitality.
Holden said: "I work with the college and other schools in Liverpool. While doing this I've also established junior chef courses, which run for six weeks after school and the kids come in and learn around a theme, such as pastry, healthy family meals, Christmas and so on.
"What we've achieved is keen young cooks coming and learning skills and to cook. They are learning life skills, most importantly. If they go on to work in the industry, that's a bonus."
During the first national Adopt a School Week, more than 45 chefs delivered 55 food and front-of-house education sessions in 26 schools across the UK to over 1,500 school children.
Chefs included Phil Howard of Elystan Street, Adam Byatt of Trinity, Dominic Chapman of the Beehive and James Golding of the Pig.
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