TASTING a home cooked meal every day is a luxury many families seldom enjoy.

Some people don’t have the time, skills or patience to prepare dishes and rely on fastfood or takeaways.

Our Healthy Halton: Let’s Cook campaign hopes to show how you how you can save money and create your own mouthwatering dishes quickly at home using fresh produce, meat, fruit and vegetables.

We have teamed up with passionate young chefs at Riverside College to encourage us to have fun in the kitchen.

In the coming months, they will be sharing their tips and recipes with us.

Catering lecturer Stephen Parkinson said: “The students cater for a range of events from lunches to private and themed evenings in our restaurant, as well as outdoor catering events.

“They are trained to first class standards by lecturers who have worked in Michelin Star restaurants around the world.”

To encourage people to cook more at home, the college is offering one lucky reader a master class with a professional chef.

All you have to do to win this prize is tell us, in no more than 50 words, why you would like to spend an evening learning new culinary skills.

Runners up will receive a meal for two in the gourmet restaurant.

Send your entries to Healthy Halton: Let’s Cook, Runcorn and Widnes World, The Academy, Bridge Street, Warrington WA1 2RU, by August 31.