The Community Kitchen

We are excited to announce that the Food Partnership plans to open a community kitchen and cookery school where people can cook, learn new skills and enjoy food together.

The kitchen is being built in a large ground-floor space in Community Base, Queens Road as a teaching kitchen and venue for hire. We will host and run cookery workshops for all, from beginners to experienced cooks, so everyone can experience the benefits of cooking and eating together, regardless of finance, confidence or ability.

We have been teaching people to cook for almost 10 years, so we are excited to expand our offer of courses in a brand-new, accessible and purpose-built space. If you are keen to get involved, find out more about volunteering in the Community Kitchen.

Have totally loved doing this. It has really opened my eyes to cooking with fresh ingredients.

Janet, cookery course participant

Next steps

We’ve raised £85,000* for the build of the kitchen, plus an additional £27,305 through crowdfunding during February 2018, so we are well on our way to seeing the vision of a kitchen for all come to life. The final building works run throughout March and April, and we hope to be running courses from June 2018. Sign-up to our email newsletters to be informed once courses are available to book.

Find out more about our plans for the kitchen in the short video below or in our recent blogs.

* The initial building work in the Community Kitchen is supported by MacConvilles Surveying and funded by the Veolia Environmental Trust and the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery with support from the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. As part of its wide range of activities the Kitchen will deliver Jamie’s ‘Ministry of Food’ cooking course.

Cookery courses

Looking to learn new recipes and techniques, or just brush up on your existing culinary skills? With a wide range of cookery courses to choose from, designed to suit beginners as well as experienced home cooks, we will teach you to cook with imagination, passion and enjoyment. If you want to take your cookery skills to the next level we have a course for you. All of our courses will be taught by experienced cooks in a fun and informal atmosphere.

Use our space

If you would like to run a food event, do a product trial or experience a fun group activity in the heart of the city, we have a space for you. We will be hiring out the kitchen space and the dining space alongside, with room for 12-18 people. Find out more about venue hire or group activities in the Community Kitchen or contact us to discuss.

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