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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NEW Community Cooking Together - East Finchley

Launching from 13th September 2019 will be our Community Cooking classes at St Mary’s Church Hall in East Finchley. Thanks to funding from Grange Big Local and the National Lottery Community Fund we’re able to offer free cooking classes to the local community in N2. In an informal setting we’re inviting the local community to come along and share some recipe ideas and learn some cooking skills whilst enjoying lunch. Every attendee receives a free food bag to take home at every session. To book a place contact filomena@breadnbutter.org.uk. Filomena will be leading the sessions every Friday 11am-1pm in the St Mary’s Church Hall, East Finchley, N2 8HG.

NEW – Community Cooking Together – Grahame Park

Launching from 17thSeptember 2019 will be our Community Cooking Together sessions at Grahame Park Community Centre in Barnet. Thanks to funding from Near Neighbours we’re we’ll be able to bring people together to share and talk about cultural festivities, family traditions and popular customs over some homemade delicious food. The session is free of charge and all ingredients and equipment is provided. To book a place contact filomena@breadnbutter.org.uk. Filomena will be leading the sessions every Tuesday 11am-1.30pm in the Grahame Park Community Centre, The Concourse, Grahame Park, Colindale, NW9 5UY
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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.

NEW - Being Well Together

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Metropolitan Housing Association to deliver our Being Well Cookery classes to the Edmonton Green community. We are launching with a 5 week course based in the Green Towers Community Hall. Each week community members will come together to learn new recipe ideas, learn some healthy eating tips, get to know their neighbours and enjoy a meal together. We’re also teaming up with The Felix Project so each participant gets to take a food bag home with them as well as recipe cards from the session. We hope to encourage people to cook more for themselves at home. But its not all about what we think people should be eating, we’re hoping that the community will input recipe ideas and tell us what they want to learn too. We’re looking to create a cookery hub in Edmonton Green so this is the start of an exciting adventure.
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Youth Cooking Together

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.