Culture Kitchen in the Community has been designed to bring people from communities together to experience a culture different or perhaps new to them. The purpose is for our volunteers to get the opportunity to lead on high profile events and develop many skills through that process, but also importantly to have the chance to express and explain their cultures through food, whilst meeting people from the wider community. We want to give people from different communities the chance to meet with our volunteers, try their food, ask them questions and hopefully this all creates a shared understanding and respect in communities.
Here is a list of some of the places we have worked in collaboration to deliver Culture Kitchen in the Community. We have on average 60 people attending the events and feedback from our guests has always been extremely positive.
We try and do a few events a year and we are always looking for new places to go.
Here are some of the fantastic communities we've held events with in the past.
Saturday 14th April 2018 - St Mary's Fawdon
Saturday 20th January 2018 - St Ninian's Low Fell
Satuday 22nd July 2017 at All Saints Community Centre, Gosforth
Saturday 1st July 2017 at St Matthews Big Lamp, Newcastle.
Saturday 19th November 2016 - St Andrews and St Marks Community Hall Newbiggin by the Sea
Saturday 29th October 2016 - Ponteland United Reformed Church Hall
Saturday 22nd October 2016 - Catering for the Hidden Civil War event
Saturday 15th October 2016 - Lantern Cafe St Nicholas' Cathedral Newcastle
Sunday 31st July 2016 - Protohome Celebration BBQ ouseburn newcastle
Sunday 10th April 2016 - Magic hat Cafe at Quilliam bros newcastle
Saturday 20th February 2016 - Whitehall Road, Methodist Church (gateshead)
Saturday 26th September 2015 - Holy Saviour, Sugley (Lemington)
Saturday 25th April 2015 - St Paul's Community Centre Willington Quay
Saturday 4th December 2014 - Cornerstone Community Project
Saturday 4th October 2014 - Holy Spirit Parish Hall, West Denton - Angolan, Ethiopoan, Zimbabwean
Saturday 15th February 2014 - St Mary Magdalene Church Longbenton - Ethiopian, Angolan, Zimbabwean, Congolese, Iranian
Saturday 7th June 2014 - Cornerstone Community Project - Angolan, Zimababwean
Tuesday 17th September 2013 - St Martins Centre, Walker Congoelse, Zimbabwean, Ethiopian, Kurdish, Polish, Iranian and Angolan
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 - St Margaret's Church Scotswood - Cuban Food
If you are interested in working with us to put on a Culture Kitchen in the Community where you are, please do get in touch.
We do not charge for the events but seek donations from guests to cover the costs of food.
We require a hall with space for about 40-80 people to sit and eat and naturally a kitchen with a hob and oven. We have worked in large professional style kitchens and small functional kitchens and can adapt the project to fit your facilities.
Please get in touch to find out a bit more: Email firstname.lastname@example.org