The Community Kitchen

The Food Partnership runs a cookery school where everyone can cook, learn new skills and enjoy food together.

jamie from cincin chef in cookery school kitchen with group of students

We opened the Community Kitchen in May 2018. Already our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen has earned a reputation for the inspirational courses it runs – whether it’s a Masterclass with one of the city’s finest chefs, a course in world cuisine or a trip off-site to Meet the Producer.

Our Kitchen is available for hire to groups too – and our social enterprise business model means that all profits support our community cookery courses. We want everyone to experience the benefits of cooking and eating together, regardless of finance, confidence or ability.

Find us at 113 Queen’s Road, on the stroll down from Brighton station to the seafront – and check out the calendar of events online.

Enjoyed every aspect of the evening – lots of new ideas, gives you confidence. Do another night!

participant on Easy Entertaining with CanTina

For private hire for parties, events and team building, email or call 01273 431700. If you are keen to get involved, find out more about volunteering in the Community Kitchen.

Cookery courses

We run a range of cookery courses offering you the opportunity to learn exciting new recipes and techniques, get to grips with cuisines you’ve never attempted before or just brush up on your existing culinary skills. And we work with some of the city’s top chefs, food producers and cookery teachers who lead our classes with skill, imagination and passion. Above all, our classes are fun and relaxed. All culminate in a sit-down meal around our long dining table to share the food created.

Great evening, entertaining and enjoyable, but informative too.

participant on Authentic Italian

Read reviews of some of our courses from Foodie Eshie, Brighton Born & Bred and the Retreat Blog.

Find out more about the kitchen in the short video below:

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 ContractorsBrewers 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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