A Kyneton chef will share his back-to-basics approach in an upcoming workshop.

Food lovers will fashion their own wooden cooking utensils before using them to make traditional pork pies at the tools of the trade workshop in Kyneton this month.

Damian Sandercock, owner of the Piper Street Food Company, said his love of the humble pie came from his mother’s northern English roots.

“Pork pies are very much a traditional workers lunch eaten by farmers, pastoralists, miners who would take them in their pockets,” he said.

A ‘tools of the trade’ pork pie workshop will be held on July 28, with various other courses scheduled through to October.

Mr Sandercock’s food philosophy is centred on sharing.

“Dad was a qualified chef and formally trained … mum was trained from the heart,” he said.

“As busy as they were, we would always take the time to sit around the table and have dinner as a family.

“Sharing is a very important part of food and cookery.

“People bothered to take the time to teach me as a kid and there’s an obligation to pass that knowledge on.”

Details: piperstfoodco.com