FREE Cookery classes for people with cancer

If you’re living with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment, you could benefit from our free, online cookery classes.

World Cancer Research Fund offers expert-led cooking classes for people living with cancer. Our cookalongs are for anyone living with cancer, including carers and loved ones.

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People living with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment can experience side-effects that make it harder to eat well. These include:

Classes are 100% FREE and each attendee will receive a voucher to cover the cost of ingredients – no catch!

Free voucher and recipe booklet

You’ll also receive a free e-pack – which can also be posted to UK addresses upon request. The pack contains everything needed to prepare for your online cooking class and further support for anyone living with and beyond cancer.

Each pack contains:

  • A £15 supermarket food shopping e-voucher to cover the cost of ingredients.
  • World Cancer Research Fund recipe booklets – the recipes for your cookalong class will be in this.
  • Our Eat well during cancer booklet – this booklet has tips and advice to help you manage the side-effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment.

New techniques, new flavours

In the class, you’ll explore cooking techniques and flavour combinations that can help make food palatable to people living with cancer and experiencing taste changes.

During each 90–minute class, a trained chef will show you how to cook easy, delicious dishes that are specifically created to help with taste and flavour loss due to cancer and cancer treatment.

You’ll also be supported throughout by our oncology specialist dietitian. You’ll have the opportunity to ask for expert dietary advice and be guided in ways to tweak the recipes to suit your individual needs.

At the moment, we’re teaching recipes from our very well-received booklets: Flavour & Nutrition and the Ryan Riley recipe booklet.

All you need is:

  • A smart device (phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer) so you can join the class.
  • A stable internet connection so you can cook-along live.
  • Recipe ingredients: we’ll send you the recipe and a voucher to cover or reimburse food costs.
  • A kitchen to cook in.
  • Yourself, with a loved one if you’d like to enjoy learning and trying new flavours!

If you have any questions please email

Enjoy your class!