Fakeaways - Healthy Eating

Ref: C3126873

The Fakeaways course is a cookery course with a slight difference. We take a well known Takeaway favourite and create a healthier and often more economical version of the 'classic'. We look at Burgers, Stir Fries and even Fried Chicken. All with a healthy twist of course. A great course for anyone especially those looking at introducing their family to healthier alternatives to their weekly high calorie treat.

Course aim

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and recipes you need to create five of the top 'takeaways' we consume in the UK.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learn to cook without additives and artificial flavour enhancers.
  • Learn how to create meals from scratch.
  • Learn how to utilise specialist equipment in particular a spiritaliser to help increase vegetable intake in our daily diets.
  • Learn how we can make simple adjustments to our favourite takeaways to reduce fat and calorie content.
  • Reduce food wastage and save money.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • This is a 'hands on' course and you will be preparing and cooking food in every session. You will usually be working in pairs.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will have the opportunity to 'taste' your creations and get feedback (if you wish) from your group.

What else do I need to know?

  • A note pad/additional writing equipment to make any notes on changes you will make at home would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Fakeaways - Healthy Eating


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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