Dozen cooks earn food hygiene certificates

Pictured from the left with their food hygiene certificates are, Hilary Wilson, Peter Thwaites, Catherine Rae and Blaize Davies, with IET's Pauline Mullarkey
Pictured from the left with their food hygiene certificates are, Hilary Wilson, Peter Thwaites, Catherine Rae and Blaize Davies, with IET's Pauline Mullarkey

TWELVE Incredible Edible Todmorden volunteers have taken the opportunity to take food hygiene qualifications through the organisation and the council, and have gained their level 2 food safety certificates in catering as a result.

Pauline Mullarkey of IET presented some of them with their certificates at the Bear Cafe, Todmorden, following their studies at Todmorden Community College.

One of the volunteers, Hilary Wilson, said the course coincided with six months’ of IET’s community dining events, so the students soon gained experience cooking in a lot of different situations and they also went out to farms.

“Some of us took the van around and we cooked up on the spot,” she explained.

“It was a one-day course for the level 2 award for food safety in catering including instruction and tests, and IET were able to run it through Calderdale Council. It covered things such as food hygiene, food storage and temperature control.

“Twelve people took it, and everybody passed.”

The qualification is a basic requirement for working in the food industry.