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