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Hornbeam Xmas Market – calling all stall holders

Sat 22 Dec, 10am-3pm

We’re having a Xmas market popup at the cafe to share seasonal festivities, mulled wine, mince pies, gifts and more.

Can you sell pickles, jams, chutneys?
Can you sell pickles, jams, chutneys?

Would you like to have your own  vegan food or drink or craft stall?  Book here for only £10 for a table, or contact Anne at anne@hornbeam.org.uk

Arts and craft stall holders welcome.
Arts and craft stall holders welcome.

Please note the normal cafe service will be closed.

This is our chance for people to buy, sell, eat, drink, chat and be merry together – do join us!

New Year – New Test Kitchen – Palm Greens

We are delighted to announce that vegan pop-up Palm Greens is going to take over from SpiceBox as the Hornbeam’s Test Kitchen from the new year!

Palm Greens is run by vegan culinary duo Kali and Membe and they are all about food that is fresh and made from scratch, flavour-packed, veg-led cooking.

They explain: “We use whole grains & largely organic ingredients, using local suppliers. Flavours are inspired by our travels, but using seasonal and local fresh produce, we serve up modern international flavours while keeping food fresh, vibrant and nutritionally balanced.”

Favourites such as the Tostada bowl; punchy Mexican flavours, the Kale Caesar; a twist on the classic & 
Daal with lemon, ginger oil & fresh sourdough. 

“We aim to make this type of food accessible and easy for guests, without skimping on quality, ethics, taste and fun. Food that benefits the mind and body, while keeping connections with our community and our planet.”

Kali is all about flavour and good quality ingredients, she’s worked internationally as a chef for over 10 years. She loves big flavours and to create fun exciting dishes that are also food healthy, and cruelty free. 

Palm Green plateMemby has worked in the music industry for 20 years, but he’s also a big lover of food and hospitality, combining forces he brings the charm and smile to the brand.

We can’t wait for them to start our new year off with a flavoursome bang! Great to have you with us Palm Greens!

Have a SPICY Xmas!

We’ve absolutely LOVED being part of the Spicebox journey into East End celebrity status and will be so sad to see them go but delighted they have a permanent venue now elsewhere in Walthamstow opening after the new year.

Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!
Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!

Their last day at The Hornbeam Cafe is 20 December. Get your Xmas dinner outings in now to avoid disappointment! See SpiceBox’s Xmas menu

Want to do your own Vegan Weekend Hornbeam Residency? Get in touch.

Hornbeam’s ‘Skill-Up’ Training facility

At The Hornbeam we support people to ‘skill-up’ and follow their dreams in low-cost, healthy, sustainable living.

The Hornbeam Cafe is a central part of our training facility. If you’d like to learn the secrets of running a vegan cafe but have never had the opportunity or investment to do so, we can help train you and provide you with a space to work from and to be part of a supportive team.

Contact Anne  to talk things through.

 

 

Venue Hire and Events Coordination Volunteer

Do you love making things happen?

We’re looking for a volunteer to help us book and organise events at The Hornbeam in E17 and our Hornbeam Learning Lodge in E4.

We’d love to have you for around 5 hours a week, working from our office at the Hornbeam Centre (Mon, Tues or Fri), or at the Hornbeam Learning Lodge in Chingford on Thursdays. You’ll need to be good on the phone and on the computer (email, Excel, online booking systems) and be a great organiser. If you also have social media skills that would work well too, but not essential.

This would be particularly suitable for someone who’s already got good contacts in the community with artists, workshop leaders, etc, and could help spread the word about our facilities and venues.

Contact Anne at anne@hornbeam.org.uk with your details or call 07492 915531.

 

New cafe hours

The Hornbeam Cafe is open Tues-Sun serving vegan quiches, salads, hotpot, soups, cakes and various drinks, PLUS vegan Indian-inspired food by SpiceBox Thurs-Sun (see below) day and evenings.

Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves...
Our organic coffee is amazing tho we say it ourselves…

SpiceBox are running their exciting Indian-inspired Test Kitchen at the Hornbeam from 21 Sept and NOW EXTENDED due to popular demand to end of December 2018 on Thurs and Fri evenings and weekends during the day and evenings.

More about SpiceBox

Monday: Normal Cafe closed, but The Hornbeam Centre is open for People’s Kitchen – come and learn to cook a vegan meal from 10am or just come for a Pay-As-You-Feel lunch at 1-2pm. Get involved.

Tuesday-Friday:
10am-5pm: Hornbeam Cafe open  – drop-in

Thurs and Friday:
5:30-10.30pm : SpiceBox Test Kitchen. Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable  Book online or email hello@spicelabs.co.uk

Weekends:
SpiceBox Test Kitchen takeover
Drop-ins possible, but bookings preferable.
Open 10am-10.30pm / 9pm on Sundays. 

 

Weekend Cafe Residency opportunity

We will have a cafe weekend residency coming up in the future (date to be confirmed soon). 

This is an excellent opportunity to trade as a vegan catering business from Friday nights to Sunday evenings. Ideal for a catering start-up or pop ups and you’ll be part of our amazing group of people providing healthy and scrumptious food to the community.

If you are interested or would like to be kept informed contact anne@hornbeam.org.uk 

And please help us spread the word!

Current an past pop-up chefs at the Hornbeam….

Jack Coulson Nomadic Supper Club
Jack Coulson Nomadic Supper Club

 

SpiceBox Test Kitchen extended!

We are so excited to announce that the amazing vegan Indian-inspired SpiceBox who started their month-long Test Kitchen at our Hornbeam Cafe on Fri 21 Sept have been so popular they are staying to end of December 2018!

See: Hornbeam Cafe and SpiceBox opening hours and booking details

So if you haven’t managed to have your tastebuds startled yet, don’t worry and hurry on down!

Dishes including curry house faves tikka masala, dhansak and korma, plus doffles (dosa waffles!) for brunch at the weekends!

In keeping with the idea of testing stuff out, the menu will be changing frequently. For the current menu please visit www.eatspicebox.co.uk

 

Follow their food antics on Facebook: SpiceBox and Instagram: @eatspicebox

 

Cafe Volunteers needed

The Hornbeam’s life blood is its amazing volunteers. We are looking for friendly people to help out in our cosy cafe during the week. Could you help?

Shifts are 9am-2pm or 1-6pm. Tues, Wed or Thurs.

If you have cafe experience that would be great, but if not, just a friendly and pro-active attitude with lots of passion for good food and some experience with food prep is most important.

By volunteering you’ll be helping this long-standing community space keep its costs low so we can support community initiatives in various ways. You’ll also learn about running a cafe and be in a wonderful, supportive and social place.

Start date: as soon as possible

Contact: Anne@hornbeam.org.uk or drop by and say hello.