For information about the Cooking Bus and Focus on Food's other initiatives including the food week in June, teaching and learning materials, and the Cook School magazine (free to all schools that register). Tel: 01422 383191. Visit http:focusonfood. waitrose.com
Also, www.food.gov.ukbus for details of the new Food Standards Agency bus Taste of Success
Sainsbury's Taste of Success was launched in 2000 to support food education and make it enjoyable for pupils. Its two awards schemes - one primary, one secondary - recognise and reward the pupils' work with food and are linked to the curriculum.
Visit www.j-sainsbury.co.uktaste ofsuccess
Academy of Culinary Arts
The professional association of head chefs and restaurant managers wants to see cooking's place on the curriculum made secure. It runs an Adopt A School programme structured around workshops for five to 18-year-olds.
Visit www.academyofculinary arts. org.uk; tel: 020 8673 6300; email info@academyofculinary arts.org.uk.
Primary pupils can gain work experience and learn how to make pizzas in a programme that links to the national curriculum. For secondary design and technology teachers the restaurant chain offers the "Taste of design" resource pack.