Duke of Edinburgh Award
The DofE courses are now fully managed and assessed by Steph Clubb, (approved DofE assessor) who joined Ruth's Little Kitchen in January 2023.
Freya Macintyre George (Ruth's daughter) is working alongside Steph and completes the team to move forward with Ruth's legacy.
Ruth Macintyre Jan 1965 - May 2023
Now in it's 5th year! In your own time, in your own home, RLK's popular online cookery school helps students aged 13+ achieve the skills section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award. But please, don't just take our word for it have a look at some of the amazing Google reviews. I have very deliberately kept my prices low to help families during these difficult times.
The Duke of Edinburgh is the world’s leading youth achievement award endorsed by Prince Philip in 1956. It owes its existence to the founder of Gordonstoun School where the Prince attended. Ruth was also educated at Gordonstoun and observes their school ethos in her teaching: “Plus et en vous” - There is more in you than you think.
Included in a round-up of the best online-cookery schools, Ruth’s Little Kitchen (RLK) is delighted to be one of the few formally Approved Activity Providers offering cooking through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
DofE Cookery Course Activity provider
Ruth’s Little Kitchen is an online DofE Approved activity provider for cookery skills of the Duke of Edinburgh’s awards. Overlooking the North Downs in the picturesque village of Brockham, Surrey, RLK’s is a bijou cooking school and award-winning micro bakery.
Does your child like cooking or want to increase confidence in the kitchen?
Taking a Dofe online Cookery course is an excellent choice for the skills requirement for the Duke of Edinburgh award not only building life skills but also improving organisation and creativity.
Whilst we all cook, RLK’s courses offer step by step instructions via professionally shot videos for each dish and step by step recipes meaning that they can independently learn to cook within their home environment taking the stress away from parents.
Students all over the country are taking RLK’s Dofe Cooking courses and with continual support available they are gaining skills and enjoying working through the video and recipes.
Our Approach to DofE Cookery course
In your own time, in your own home, a RLK online course can help students achieve the skills section of their Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The beauty about learning to cook in your own home is at the end of the DofE cookery course not only will they have gained culinary skills and confidence; they will also know where all the equipment lives in their kitchen and also be able to leave it neat and tidy!
Studies have shown when learning to cook in your own home, you are more likely to want to repeat dishes. An online course opens the dialog between parent and child when discussing ingredients and also can take the stress away from a parent, as we are doing the teaching!
RLK’s courses engage and encourage creativity within the kitchen, all of which we feel are needed in order to encourage a lifelong interest in cooking from scratch.
As a qualified Food teacher, who has set up Food Departments and had led her students to outstanding success in the classroom, Ruth understood the need for good quality instruction, building on culinary skills and actively encouraging creativity and adaptation. All the videos have been professionally shot and follow step by step recipes. There is a taster video in gallery.
About the DofE Cookery Course
The Duke of Edinburgh is the world’s leading youth achievement award endorsed by Prince Philip in 1956. It owes its existence to the founder of Gordonstoun School where the Prince attended. Nice little fact about founder Ruth, was also educated at Gordonstoun and observes their school ethos in her teaching: “Plus et en vous” - There is more in you than you think.
Many schools don’t offer cookery or if they do are limited with short lessons full of pressure to ‘hurry’ up and move on to the next lesson. The online cooking classes enable students to access good, quality teaching by a qualified teacher who has a passion for food.
In your own home in your own time – a mantra that means students can relax when they cook, perhaps listen to music, it offers them ‘space’ to cook away from the pressure of the classroom. All of us have an absolute joy at receiving the final dish summary's at the end of the 3 months.
Don't just take our word for it have a look at some of the amazing Google reviews or drop us an email if you have any questions. Included in a round-up of the best online cookery course, Ruth’s Little Kitchen is delighted to be one of the few formally Approved Activity Providers offering cooking through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD REQUIREMENTS:
SUITABLE FOR BRONZE, SILVER AND GOLD
EACH MODULE COSTS £90 AND INCLUDES:
STEP BY STEP PROFESSIONALLY SHOT VIDEOS
TRIED AND TESTED RECIPES
FINAL REPORT SUBMISSION
SUPPORT AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT
Our tried and tested modules build confidence and a wide variety of skills. Each video provides an easy step-by-step approach that can be accessed as many times as you wish. Classes cover hygiene and safety, nutrition, food science and lots of useful tips. These three modules are also suitable for GCSE and university students studying Food and Nutrition.
*please note we would appreciate if you not use a AMEX card for the DoFE Cookery courses, due to charges of the card
NB: Parents, Ruth also encourages washing up!