The Community Kitchen

The Food Partnership has opened a community kitchen and cookery school where people can cook, learn new skills and enjoy food together.

jamie from cincin chef in cookery school kitchen with group of studentsThe kitchen is in a large ground-floor space in Community Base, Queens Road as a teaching kitchen and venue for hire. We 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.

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 are taught by experienced cooks in a fun and informal atmosphere – dates start from June 2018.

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

Janet, cookery course participant

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

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 hire out the kitchen 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.

Thank you to our supporters

The building work in the Community Kitchen was funded by our amazing crowdfund supporters alongside the Veolia Environmental Trust, the Rampion Fund 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.

The building works were also supported by MacConvilles Surveying, Crofton Design, Gyoury Self Partnership, Cheesmur Building Contractors, Urbnrok, Brewers Paints and Claire Potter Design. The Community Kitchen merchandise was designed by Furious Goose.

Local food businesses are also offering ongoing help with the project – including Restaurants Brighton and The Social Club, the chefs who have donated time to run masterclasses and we are proud partners of the local Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival.

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