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.

Cook & Share - Edmonton Green

These are all inclusive classes held at the ‘One Voice’ community hub in Edmonton Green. Funded by Trust for London and Meridian Water. All attendees are local to create a sense of community and are referred to us by social prescribers, doctor surgeries and other organisations that are seeking to improve the mental and health wellbeing of their clients.

Cook and Share

Grahame Park

]Thanks to funding from Notting Hill Genesis & Near Neighbours we’ve been providing regular classes here since 2019. We bring people together to share and talk about cultural festivities, family traditions and popular customs over some homemade delicious food. We tailor recipes to meet the nutritional advice that we provide each week.  The sessions are free of charge and all ingredients and equipment is provided.
Cooking Together

Thursday Take-away

We have recreated these sessions at Grahame Park in Colindale following the success of those held weekly at The Rainbow Centre in the Dollis Valley Estate, Barnet since September 2019. Each week we get local families who attend to learn new recipes, meet other residents and enjoy a meal together. Working together families learn how to make tastier and healthier recipes from a mix of their favourite take-aways; Indian, Chinese, American burgers, Italian pizza’s and pasta’s, Turkish kebab’s as well as introducing a lot of tasty vegetable sides and salads, not to mention flavoursome and sugar free drinks. Recipes are given out each week with free food from the Felix Project so residents can make them again at home.
Thursday takeaway

East Finchley

Thanks to funding from Grange Big Local and the National Lottery Community Fund we were able to offer free cooking classes to the local community in N2 for 6 months until we had to terminate them early due to Covid-19. We’re proud to say they were a great success with a mix of local residents that attended regularly each Friday and a week on week growth of new participants. We hope to return in the near future.
Community Cooking Classes

Being Well Together

In 2019 we teamed up with Metropolitan Housing Association to deliver our Being Well Cookery classes to the Edmonton Green community. A course specifically designed to bring the community together over food whilst providing be-spoke health and nutritional advice with accompanying recipes. This course was the pilot programme for our currently live ‘Cook and Share’ classes in Edmonton Green ‘One Voice’ community hub.
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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.
Youth Cooking Together