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Sun 22 April – Help us Celebrate!

Sun 22 April, 4-8pm (note later start time than previously advertised).

Scrumptious winter quiche
Scrumptious winter quiche

Join Walthamstow’s first fully vegan cafe and celebrate good food and good people.

Meet the new chefs. Eat the food. Find out the amazing things the Hornbeam does. Family Friendly drop-in. 4-8pm.

 

Open Decks at the Hornbeam: Bring your tunes, spin your tunes.

You can also bring along some vinyl and spin some tunes with Patrick Steele leading Open Decks. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never DJed – now’s your chance to take control of the music!

We’ll also be showing the Hornbeam JoyRiders / Cycle Sisters short film and sharing info about all the exciting things going on at the Hornbeam and Learning Lodge generally, as well as keeping you fed with scrumptious tasters.

 

Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with Hornbeam JoyRiders.
Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with Hornbeam JoyRiders.

Organic hot and cold drinks and bar available.

Spread the word! All welcome.

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Cafe – longer opening times, new tasty menus

We’re open over Easter – come for an Easter Treat!

We have a new Kitchen Dream Team – Lucy (chef behind the Edible Ethics blog) and Frankie – and there’s a few changes to the menu and the opening times….

WE’RE OPENING EARLIER ON WEEKDAYS

Tues-Fri – 9am for morning coffee and drinks with hot food being served from 9.30 (including Good Friday) to 3pm, cafe to 5pm. New range of hot and cold vegan meals, snacks and cakes – see our menu.

WEEKEND OPENING is 10am-3.30pm for food, cafe open till 5pm (including Easter Weekend, but closed as normal on Monday).

Full menu available, plus all day vegan brunch for just £8 on Saturday.

Brunch anyone?
Brunch anyone

 

Sundays we will be serving brunch from 10-12 and then rolling over into our Vegan Roast with all the trimmings for £9.95 from 12.00-3.30pm.

Vegan Roast with all the trimmings
Vegan Roast with all the trimmings

Menu to change with the seasons.


Introducing our new chef Lucy….
Lucy Johnson joins us from the Wulf and Lamb, having also been Head Chef for the ‘Real Junk Food Project‘, among others, in Sheffield. Some of you may have enjoyed her food at one of our Veganuary Hornbeam Nights supper-clubs. Check out her fantastic vegan cooking blog Edible Ethics .

She joins Frankie Ebdon who has cooked at the Hornbeam for over a year and between them they are cooking up some wonderful treats.

Come and meet Lucy, Frankie and others in the Hornbeam Team on our Earth Day Open Day and enjoy good food and company. We’ll have some wonderful treats for you to sample.
Eat, Drink and Celebrate with us! Hope to see you soon.

Job opportunity: Hornbeam Coordinator

APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED

We are looking to recruit a new, dynamic, community-minded Hornbeam Coordinator.

This exciting part-time role (24.5 hours, expected to rise to 28) exists to coordinate the many community, low cost living and sustainability projects happening under the Hornbeam umbrella, both grant-funded and enterprise, and is a great opportunity for someone who has experience and passion for innovative community work.

It will not be the post holder’s role to deliver everything, but it will be their role to communicate, inspire and help organise those making things happen in our E17-based Hornbeam Cafe and Centre and our E4-based Hornbeam Learning Lodge in the Pimp Hall Nature Reserve.

All projects come under our Low Cost Living initiative, which seeks to facilitate and engage people in activities that support them to reduce their costs of living, including financial, health and environmental costs.

Current and planned activities and projects include Food Rescue, Healthy Eating,  community development, JoyRiders Cycling Project, volunteer coordination, management of the Hornbeam Centre, and support to the Hornbeam cafe and Hornbeam Learning Lodge E4.

Enjoying zero waste lunch at our People's Kitchen
Enjoying zero waste lunch at our People’s Kitchen
The person we are looking for will need excellent communication, administrative and financial skills and experience working in a community organisation. They will be able to deal with all the challenges and excitement that working in a small, vibrant organisation brings.
Download the Job Spec for full details and Person Specification: Hornbeam Coordinator March 2018

Salary:  £22,750 pro rata (£15,925 per annum)

Closing date: midnight on Wed 4th April
Interviews: Thur 12th April
Please send CV and covering letter to info@hornbeam.org.uk

Join Hornbeam’s JoyRiders cycling for fun and relaxation

We are delighted that our JoyRiders project has secured a London Cycling Grant for three years.
Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with JoyRiders E17.
Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with Hornbeam JoyRiders.
This will enable us to continue delivering led rides for novice cyclists, organise group training and train up a new generation of Ride Leaders so that we can build a network of groups organising their own led rides in partnership with local schools and organisations.
Can you be a Ride Leader?
If you are a competent, experienced cyclist and would like to volunteer to lead rides, please email hornbeamjoyriders@gmail.com for more information or message us through Facebook.
Hornbeam JoyRiders out and about
Hornbeam JoyRiders out and about
We particularly need female cyclists available to lead or support rides on weekdays, and both male and female cyclists to help lead family rides in school holidays.
We can also provide Ride Leadership training in partnership with Cycle Confident and Waltham Forest (limited places available).
If you’d like to be kept informed about future rides, please contact hornbeamjoyriders@gmail.com
See our What’s On page for future family rides or join the Hornbeam JoyRiders Women’s Facebook group.

New Year, New Chef – could it be you?

The Hornbeam Cafe is recruiting!

NOTE: WE HAVE SLIGHTLY UPDATED THE JOB DESCRIPTION, START DATE AND PAY RATE

Hornbeam vegan chef role 4 days 

Interview date: 20 January 2018
Start date: 6 Feb 2018

Do you have experience in a professional kitchen? Are you competent working in a busy space, happy to cook alone but keen to be part of vibrant and growing team?

Are you enthusiastic, organised, flexible AND calm and available from 6 February 2018?

If yes to all that – Come chef with us! Read the full Hornbeam chef role here Hornbeam vegan chef role 4 days 

Frankie - Cafe Chef
Hornbeam’s cafe manager Frankie

The Hornbeam Café is one of the longest running vegetarian cafes in London – recently turned fully vegan.

Our ethos is to support our local businesses as much as possible. This includes our coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. All our fresh ingredients are source as locally as possible, with most of our fruits and vegetables coming from local food enterprise Organiclea. We are also committed to a zero-waste policy with very minimal of our rubbish going to land fill.

If you are interested in this role, please

We look forward to hearing from you!

NEW DATES:

Interview date: 20 January 2018 

Start date: 6 Feb

Responsible for food preparation, cooking and cleanliness of the kitchen.

Reporting to: Café manager

Wage: £10.20 per hour
36-40 hours variable per week (4 days)

 

 

Hooray – Hornbeam Nights Crowdfunder reached!

We did it – you did it – we all did it!

We met the Crowdfunder target! Thank you so much everyone who donated or supported with time and energy.

Thank you everyone!
Thank you everyone!

More news shortly, just letting you know we met the target and Hornbeam Nights is going to be going from strength-to-strength supporting all you lovely people to put on amazing nights! Woo hoo!

Hornbeam Nights empowers aspiring chefs and budding musicians to engage within our diverse community. We support entrepreneurs and workshop facilitators who educate the community on important social and environmental issues.

Hornbeam Nights will be able to continue to host top notch evenings with a large sway of activism, entertainment & education, for a better community, environment & world. We will be able to keep giving to the community in the way the Hornbeam has been for many years, in an even more sustainable and supported way.
THANK YOU!

Hornbeam Nights Crowdfunder – Two days to go

Do you want more confident, high quality local businesses?
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“The Hornbeam has been instrumental to the growth of my business: without their support and encouragement, it would have been far more difficult to gain the confidence and experience to try serving so many people at once. A valuable community asset…”
Tegan – Pie N Mash Pop-up

PLEASE SUPPORT HORNBEAM NIGHTS NOW

Stories and Supper pop-ups provide a way for migrants to share their experiences, food and culture.
Stories and Supper pop-ups provide a way for migrants to share their experiences, food and culture.


“Hornbeam nights are a genuinely unique part of Walthamstow life and offer great opportunities for people. I was made to feel confident and comfortable in trying things for the first time and I’m very grateful for that. The Hornbeam Cafe is a very encouraging environment for creativity, friendship and life.”
Liam Emerson, Ra Ra Ramen Pop-up, DJ & musician