Cafe and Kitchen Skill-Up Project

Looking to work in catering, kick-start a food business, or just meet more friends locally? Find out more about the Hornbeam skill-up project.dan in kitchen

  • Develop a skill or learn a new one
  • Get accredited training
  • Work on an idea with likeminded people

And be part of a growing food community…
“I really love that volunteering has allowed me to get to know such a
wide range of people”. Tess
“Community events helped us get started… it was great to have local
opportunities, generating ideas and customers, and putting us in
touch with other businesses” Jenny and Kate, Norman Loves

Event catering | Making produce from scratch | Volunteering at events | Selling and serving food | Planning and organising events

We have a range of experience and are ready to share and learn throughout the project. Sign up for a course… tell us an idea for an event you want to run… get in touch today!

Find out what’s coming up on the volunteer pages.

Pumpkin Rescue Pop-Up was a great success in 2015:

0001Our Pumpkin themed pop-up last year was part of the skill-up project, and also one of a number of themed pop-ups across London…. So we were part of a saving of 2,8 tonnes of pumpkin waste!
“The Hornbeam Café in Waltham Forest challenged their volunteers to run the event and plan a food waste menu, the décor, publicity etc.   “They all have a keen interest in food but hadn’t cooked together, or for that quantity of people before.” Said Rebecca the event organiser. beckyinkitchen

We “Loved the chance to try new things and gain experience… loved the autonomy we had in the kitchen…” said one of the volunteers. Their feedback indicated that the event provided a great opportunity for personal development as well as culinary experience for the Hornbeam volunteers.”

If you’re interested, you can fill in this ONLINE FORM.