A Prior’s Court young adult’s baking efforts while back at home with his parents has received social media feedback from a TV cook and food writer.

William has been learning vocational skills in our Catering & Hospitality programme of learning after he showed a keen interest in this area, with this learning carrying on when at home with parents.

Over the Easter holiday, William and his father Jeff made mini Easter Egg nest cakes, following a recipe TV chef Nigella Lawson had posted on Twitter.

Jeff Tweeted pictures of William’s baking to Nigella and about how it was an activity he and his son could do together, with the chef replying: “That’s lovely!” 

Jeff said: “We have adopted the same approach to baking as the Prior’s Court team, transcribing the recipes into a format William can use with minimal prompts.

This has allowed us to enjoy cooking as a family and will hopefully enable William to be able to take on a variety of dishes as he develops this fundamental life skill.

William, who joined out Young Adult Provision last summer, has been able to generalise the skills learnt in Catering & Hospitality across to his on-site home (Dove Cottage), in our on-site bakery, and back home. These are crucial vocational and daily living skills which William is becoming able to apply across a variety of settings.

William’s progress means he now has a voluntary work placement within Bread & Beyond, our industry-standard on-site bakery.