Cooking up a treat in Cloughmills
Published: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
Cloughmills residents recently got to sample the skills of Radio Ulster celebrity chef, Paula McIntyre and get some useful hints for cooking up tasty, nourishing dishes.
Paula gave a cookery demonstration in the community centre as part of an event organized by Cloughmills Community Action Team (CCAT) and sponsored through the BRIC (Building Relationships in Communities) Programme.
Patrick Frew, CCAT Chairman was delighted at the level of attendance at the event and at the interest shown by the audience, saying, “The cookery demonstration was another successful event in our local community, organized under the auspices of the BRIC programme which is all about promoting good relations and community cohesion in social housing areas. The response we got from local people was really encouraging, those who attended were not disappointed as Paula provided an evening’s entertainment as well as lots of great food, largely using locally sourced produce, and useful ideas and recipes.
"I want to thank everyone in the association who helped with the event and also Chris Davis, the Housing Executive’s Good Relations Officer in the North East Area, for her support and assistance. I want especially to thank Paula McIntyre who really cooked up a treat for us.
Our Good Relations Officer, Chris Davis, said, “It was great once again to see so many people coming out to support this event, sharing in the fun and enjoyment of the evening, and by doing so showing their support for their local community and for hard work of those involved in the CCAT. The Housing Executive is committed to embedding good relations in every part of its work, encouraging local people to promote neighbourliness and inclusivity in all aspects of community life. The BRIC project, with the help of EU Peace III funding, through a training programme, is empowering us to do so.”