A group of Dundee and Angus College students have rustled up a charity cookbook which they hope will stir up some cash for an Arbroath cause.
The team of 12 students who are currently undertaking an NC Social Sciences at the Keptie Road campus each took on a role as part of their coursework in the production of ‘Better Than Toast’, the proceeds of which are going to the CAFE Project.
Their leadership, co-operation and self-evaluation and a host of other skills were sharpened by the task which challenged them to take a project from the design phase right through to the finished product.
Every word, every picture, every recipe and every aspect of design and production was carried out by the students, with each given responsibility for part of the project.
The CAFE Project also gave the students access to their kitchen facilities which allowed them to prepare and then photograph all of the dishes which had been planned with a picture for the cookbook.
One of the team, Jennifer Christieson , explained their choice: “We saw in the news that the CAFE Project was not able to secure as much funding as they had been and wanted to help them. I’ve personally used the CAFE Project and my kids have used them too.”
After printing costs are deducted it is expected that around £325 will be donated to the CAFE Project if all the books in the print run are sold.
William Campbell, a student from Carnoustie, explained that it has been a long, but beneficial project.
He revealed: “This has taken us since September and while we were doing it we had other parts of our course to do and we’ve had to take some time outwith college to finish up our project.
“The cooking was really fun, we spent an afternoon cooking all the dishes that needed a picture. I think I took most of the cheesecake home!
“It has been one big learning process for everybody, but all in all it’s been good.”
In total 100 copies of ‘Better Than Toast’ have been published, 50 were snapped up in the pre-order stage and a further 25 have been sold since printing.
Copies are on sale for £5 from the college in the advice centre, Isla Building, and the CAFE Project.