Community Cooking Together Classes


Community fragmentation, social isolation, depression and ill health (physical and mental) are negative experiences many of our society are battling with today. Our community cookery classes help to combat these issues by bringing people together through the shared experience of food. Our classes provide hands on cookery experience for small groups or up to 50 participants (particularly relevant for families). We teach a selection of simple, tasty and quick dishes relevant to the lifestyle and tastes of the attendees, often using surplus food provided by The Felix Project that would otherwise go to waste. We impart vital cookery skills and food knowledge that aims to equip the participants to lead their own healthy lifestyle and we show that cooking is easy, social and rewarding, especially as we all eat together at the end.
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Community Cooking Together

In September 2019 we will be launching a regular Community Cooking Together session in The Rainbow Centre in the Dollis Valley Estate, Barnet. We’re able to launch thanks to funding from the Friern Barnet Education Trust and Barnet Homes. It follows our session earlier in March when Bread n Butter invited residents from the estate to come together to help prepare a meal which they ate together at the end of the session. In the Easter holidays children from the estate cooked together to produce a meal for themselves and their families. They learnt how to make a healthier versions of their favourite foods such as home made burgers, chicken nuggets and shown vegetarian dishes such as sweet potato fries, Vegetable noodle stir-fry, carrot soup, tomato salsa and more. Recipes were given to all so they could make them again at home.

Youth Cooking Together

In March 2019 Bread n Butter ran a cooking together session at the Rainbow Centre in Dollis Valley Estate inviting residents from the estate to come together to help prepare a meal which they ate together at the end of the session. In the Easter holidays children from the estate cooked together to produce a meal for themselves and their families. They learnt how to make a healthier versions of their favourite foods such as home made burgers, chicken nuggets and shown vegetarian dishes such as sweet potato fries, Vegetable noodle stir-fry, carrot soup, tomato salsa and more. Recipes were given to all so they could make them again at home.

In January 2019 Bread n Butter ran a five week cooking programme at the Living Way Ministries youth club based at the Grahame Park estate in Colindale. Children from the ages of 9-18 attended and  learnt how to make a healthier versions of their favourite foods such as home made burgers, pizza, cookies, banana milkshake, chicken nuggets and more. They were taught basic cooking and food prep skills so they could replicate the recipes at home.

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