A COOKERY school for disabled adults is opening a branch in Birkenhead in the coming months.

StedyChefs is a cookery school for disabled adults aged 18 and above. They teach all about the "joy and fun to be had whilst cooking".

They say they help improve life skills and build self-confidence, while enabling attendees to make friends along the way.

When they first opened the business in 2017, they were based in a small office which we fitted out as a kitchen. Year by year the need for the service has continued to grow and the team is now in a much larger building with 52 students.

Currently, StedyChefs is situated in Liverpool but they are currently in the process of opening another branch in Birkenhead.

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A spokesperson for StedyChefs said: "We want to able to provide a service for residents of the Wirral area also.

"This branch will operate in the exact same way as the Liverpool branch and all the activities we offer will be available in all centres. We are hoping to have all the work completed over the next few months.

"We will be having an open day - details will be announced on our social media page so please give us a follow on Facebook -StedyChefs Learning Centre to keep updated."

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In January of this year, seven of StedyChef's students gained their Level two Food Safety and Hygiene In The Kitchen qualification.

It took the team over a year of visually and verbally training their students in preparation for their test. As they passed, they are now able to legally work in a professional kitchen environment. One of the students is now actively looking for paid work in the catering sector using his newly acquired qualification.

StedyChef's won Learning Centre of the Year in 2022.

Their daily costs include transport (pick up and drop off if needed), lunch, chef uniform, support from staff and day trips.