Connecting & cooking with your community!
COVID-19 has disconnected many of us from each other and left us feeling isolated. So we decided to bring people together through an online cooking journey.
With funding from the London Borough of Waltham Forest, we hosted 48 free online cooking workshops from August 2020 – March 2021. We cooked with over 130 Waltham Forest residents. Each group of participants cooked 4 different vegan recipes together, with the experienced help of chefs Fran and RJ from Plantlife Kitchen (resident at The Hornbeam at the start of 2020).
Ingredients were sent to each participant before every session – delivered by our wonderful cycle volunteers.
Some of the ingredients were sourced from our Food Rescue Project, which collects surplus food (food that is perfectly good to eat but would otherwise go to landfill for various reasons) from food businesses in and around London and redistributes it.
This project is made possible with funding from the London Borough of Waltham Forest.