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The Cookbook Initiative
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Tel. 0845-609-0206 • Fax : 0845-609-0207 • Mail : [email protected] • www.thecookbookinitiative.com
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Make a note of your:
Customer number:
Starter pack number:
Parent Access Code:
Parent Access Area: www.thecookbookinitiative.com/se
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This is an example of how your cookbook will look
when you have completed the easy step-by-step process.
Choose from
two different covers
COLOUR COORDINATED
PAGES TO SHOW
STARTERS, MAIN DISHES
AND DESSERTS
PHOTO OF THE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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CLEARLY PRESENTED
PAGES SHOWING
INGREDIENTS,
METHOD, COOKING
TIME.
Download the letter template
and recipe sheet and amend
the letter as you wish
to inform parents
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Getting Started !
Step 1: Gathering the recipes
Firstly, decide where and how you are going to get the recipes.
a. A good way is by printing out the letter for parents, which includes a recipe sheet
and is available online. Give them to your children to take home and
complete as homework – with the help of their Mum, Dad, Granny….
your recipe
To participate with
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YOUR ACCESS
CODE:
New : We are now providing you with paper Chef Hats that you can distribute to all
children participating to your Cookbook. These Chef hats will draw parent attention to
your fundraiser and raise awareness to your project no doubt!
Please stick the labels provided on the chef hats before distribution. These labels contain the
Parents Web Site address and access code with which they can enter their recipes directly.
Read more on page12
b. The absolutely best way is by doing the above but ask those with an internet
connection to use the “Parent Access Area” - a specially designed website
linked to the main one, allowing parents & kids to type in their recipes on their
home computers. This will save you lots of time later, you’ll just need to check
them over to make sure they’re suitable. Read more on page 11.
c. Otherwise it could be done in school, in a home economics, cookery class
or IT class. Maybe you could ask children to choose their favourite from a list
of healthy recipes you have already thought up.
In any case each child should have his/her own recipe.
To make the book look great you can personalise each page by including a photo
of the children next to their recipe. The photo will have to be taken by a digital camera or you will
have to scan a paper version. New, we have enclosed with your sample a chef’s hat which will
make the children’s photo fun and original. Have fun, use it!!
If you would rather, you can choose an illustration from the many we have available online.
Or indeed have a mix of the two. You can also use our fun accessories to jazz up your pictures.
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Spaces for you to
complete as appropriate
NEW : ONE CHILD= ONE CHEF HAT
We provide a hat to each participating children, simply stick
the labels onto the hats to guide parents to the dedicated website.
This will boost awareness on your fundraiser.
To participate with your recipe
to your School Cookbook:
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“When children went home with this hat it drew their parents’ attention
to the project and increased overall participation which helped our
fundraiser get the success it deserved!”
Mary Langford - PTA Chair. Charnwood Primary
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The Web Part
Step 2: Logging in
Now, although this part of the project might seem daunting, I can assure
you it’s not complicated. This website was designed so that my dear old Nan
would be capable of using it; and if she can, anyone can!
Any old computer will do as long as it’s connected to the internet, however
we recommend that you do not add recipes via a tablet or smart phone.
Once you are on our internet page (www.thecookbookinitiative.com)
click on the click to register button, in the menu on the right of the page.
You will be asked a few basic details. Once you are registered we
will send you an email confirming your Starter pack number and
Customer number. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be active.
If you lose the email and need reminding of any of these details please call us on:
Or email us at:
0845-609-0206.
[email protected]
If you ever have any doubts, worries or concerns about any part of the process
just give us a call on the number above or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help.
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TYPE IN YOUR CUSTOMER NUMBER
AND STARTER PACK NUMBER
Step 3: Create your cookbook
Once registered, whenever you come back to the site you can - LOG-IN - on the homepage.
On the right hand side of the page just type in:
Your starter pack number, e.g. C12345
Your Customer number, e.g. H00123
And click on:
LOGIN
You will then be taken through to your account page. Where you will find
the web address for the parent access area along with the access code
to give parents. This will enable them to participate and type their recipe
directly online. As shown below.
This page also shows you the list of books you may have created before and any
orders you have made. Of course as this is your first time there won’t be any such
records.
Website address for Parent
Access Area
initiative
www.theschoolcookbook.com
(eg: c9e54d3c)
My School’s Cookbook - 0 recipe(s)
Edit
Delete
Example of
Parent access
code
-Yours will be different-
To start your cookbook
click on Edit.
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The Recipe Page
Step 4: Type in the recipes
You will first be asked to name your cookbook.
This is the title that will appear on the front cover.
You can change the title whenever you like during the process.
Your cookbook title
NEW !
Feel free to include a foreword page and/or
sponsor pages as it will make your book even
more special.
Wardley School
Cookbook
http://www.thecookbookinitiative.com
You can choose to set a
deadline in this box:
- past that date parents will be
unable to access the
dedicated website. Simply
change that date if you
choose to delay your deadline.
- or you can leave it blank
You can see the list of your recipes
here. Those added by parents will
have a blue triangle in front of them.
You can delete a recipe by
clicking on the red cross on
the right hand side of it.
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Armed with all your recipes you are now ready to type them up.
This is the moment when you’ll be very happy if the Parent Access Area has been used.
Even if just a few parents have used it you’ll save time - so it is definitely worthwhile
motivating people to try it out (see page 11).
You can, in any case, call upon the help of a few volunteers. Older school children are
normally more than happy to help you in this regard – given suitable supervision is
provided. More than one person can use the site so the typing can be shared out- as
long as you are not logged in at the same time.
But remember, you can take a pause from the process at any time you wish. Your work
will be saved automatically so you can go back to it later that day, week or even
month. If you do plan to be away from it for a while please let us know.
Let’s go through each stage of the process
A - Create a recipe page
Each time you want to create a new recipe page, click on this button :
and it will take you through to the template page.
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add a recipe
If you want to modify an existing recipe, find it in the list on the left hand side and click on it to select it.
NB. It is always possible to access recipes you have already created if some amendments are required.
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B - Complete all the fields of the template page
Author
title
To create a professional looking recipe page each of the
following fields should be completed (just click your mouse
button inside the appropriate field and type away)
❱ The recipe’s title - this is what will appear in the contents page
serves
how many
type
of dish
your photo
or illustration
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❱ The author of the recipe - normally the child’s name
❱ The type of dish - to make your cookbook easier to follow,
the pages will be colour coded depending on the type of dish:
starter, main course or dessert
❱ The ingredients - a weights & measures conversion page
is included at the end of the book so don’t worry too much about
which units of measurement are used.
❱ The method - as clear and concise as possible listing each stage
step-by-step
❱ The preparation time - providing an approximate time helps plan
the dish
❱ The cooking time - if not appropriate leave this field blank
❱ Oven temperature - choose from the dropdown list - if not
appropriate leave this field blank.
❱ Servings - state how many people the dish serves
❱ Difficulty rating - Use the stars accordingly.
method
difficulty
temperature
preparation time
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ingredients
C - Choosing a picture
On each recipe page there is a space for an illustration.
You have three options:
Upload your photo
or choose from
the illustrations
in our library examples.
1. Upload the author’s photo – you will need a digital photo to
do this or scanned copy of a paper version. Follow the online
instructions which will take you through the process step-by-step.
2. Upload a picture the author has drawn or chosen
library
examples :
scan the picture and follow the online instructions, as above.
3. Choose a picture from our library of illustrations
an easier option for those less confident with computers!
Just click on the picture of your choice.
Spellcheck warning!
Pleese taek care aboot the gramar an speeling. Errors have a way of
creeping into even the most accomplished writer’s work!
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to proofread each and every recipe.
So please double check and check again before you confirm and
complete the process.
LEMON
LEEK
FISH
CHICKEN
TOMATO
Use the Preview option by clicking on Preview
this page enabling you to proofread each recipe.
PASTRY
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Parent Access Area
This option is fantastic – make sure you try it out.
It gets everyone involved in the project and simultaneously cuts down on
the amount of typing you’ll do.
The Parent Access Area is a separate website linked to the main one and allows parents to
type in their recipes at home, quickly and simply, on their personal computers. They do not,
however, have access to the main site or to your account.
How to go about it:
When you log in onto your account we give you the address of the Parent Access Area
website and an access code.
Using the example letter (downloadable on the site) advise parents about the special
website (and access code) and ask for those parents with internet access to use the site
to add their recipe. It’s easy and straightforward and kids will love it.
For parents without internet connection they can complete their recipe on the other half
of the Letter for Parents with a trusty pen and hand it in to you to put on the web on their
behalf.
It is up to you as the organiser to tell parents how many recipes they can add
(i.e. whether it is just one per family or two or more) and to also set a deadline.
Everytime a recipe is added online by a parent it will appear in your list of recipes on the
main website with a blue triangle in front – like an email appearing in your inbox.
All you need do is check it is suitable and amend if necessary.
You have control over all the recipes so you can add, edit, or delete as you see fit.
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Step 5: Placing your order
When you have finished adding all of your recipes it is time
to confirm your order.
The Cookbook Initiative: your school’s very own recipe book
Click on
II
save and exit
Click on the order button
You can preview the whole cookbook for one last check
The Cookbook Initiative: your school’s very own recipe book
On the next page state how many books you want
to order
Then click on the Proceed to order
On the next page we ask you to complete your
delivery and invoice details.
Then click on the send my order button.
Once you have done this you will not be able
to make any more amendments to your cookbook
so please be sure to do one final check.
If, at any stage, you have any queries please contact
us and we’ll happily guide you through the process.
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Step 6: Payment
We advise you to get as many orders as you can from
parents and others in your community before you send
us your main order. This way you will cover all the costs
before we send you the invoice.
We recommend a selling price of £8.50 but the final
decision is, of course, yours.
Please note that the minimum number of copies we
can sell at any one time is 50, and that the minimum
numbers
of recipes you need to include is 36 and 120 max.
It’s a good idea to order a few extra to sell at your
school fairs. Maybe the local newsagents, Post Office
or bookshop would be interested in having a few
copies to sell too.
Once we have received your order we will despatch
the books to you within 4 weeks. In the meantime
please forward us your cheque at the following address
23 King Street,Cambridge CB1 1AH, it will be cashed
30 days after delivery, allowing you to generate sales
prior to its remittance.
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[email protected]
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tel. 0845-609-02
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fax. 0845-609-0
23 K ing Street
1 1AH UK
Cambridge CB
07030809
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