Since 2010, registered charity Culture Connect has proudly delivered Culture Kitchen events on Tyneside. Our community food projects are run by a team of volunteer cooks from all over the world living in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.
Many of the volunteers are claiming asylum in the UK or are people who are refugees as they have been granted asylum. Most originate from Africa and the Middle East, areas of rich and exciting culinary heritage not always represented by the restaurants on Britain’s high streets.
The Culture Kitchen volunteers meet regularly in Newcastle to plan exciting events that take place in community venues around Tyneside (Culture Kitchen in the Community events).
Through the food events, the volunteers bring people together to learn about their cultures and their journeys to the UK. Culture Connect and its Culture Kitchen volunteer’s aim to create strong communities of respect, co-operation and cultural understanding.
Through volunteering, Culture Connect supports its volunteers to develop their skills whilst also supporting them in their integration in the UK.
Culture Connect and Culture Kitchen is entirely volunteer run and is always looking for people interested in getting involved. Please check out the Culture Connect website for more information www.ccuk.org.uk
Culture Kitchen project's are developed and managed by Culture Connect, registered charity number 1149119
See our work in action in this great video where we featured as part of a BBC One TV show.