Man with a Pan recipe book is a collection of over 150 delicious recipes. The recipes have been created from the award winning Man with a Pan cookery project for older and vulnerable men. Find out more →
Since 2001 Community Chef has helped thousands of people to improve their cookery and nutrition skills.
Our services include cookery workshops, cookery demonstrations, capacity building training, catering and community food consultancy.
Community Chef delivers training courses for cookery leaders, food banks, community cafes and community organisations. Our training empowers others to set up and run their own food related initiatives which in turn improves the health and wellbeing of their communities.
We run cookery classes and workshops from our own training kitchen. Our state of the art mobile kitchens allow us to deliver cookery and baking workshops almost anywhere. Expert tuition and a person centred approach ensures that our learners to become confidant cooks with a full range of kitchen skills. We also offer a range of bread making and baking workshops and train people to set up micro-bakeries and community bread clubs.
Community Chef delivers indoor or outdoor cookery demonstrations. Our interactive demonstrations are highly engaging and always very popular, especially as the audience gets to eat the food we prepare. We also deliver workplace health and corporate cookery demonstrations, helping organisations to look after the health and wellbeing of their staff.
We love to feed people and specialize in seasonal, healthy catering for corporate, private and community functions. We also facilitate interactive catering where we involve participants in catering for their own event.
Our smoothie bike is available for workshops and public events.
We have our base at the Lewes Community Kitchen, but we work nationally with schools, community groups, charities, health and government organisations and ethical businesses.
Community Chef is a social enterprise and we are constituted as a community interest company. We are dedicated to promoting a sustainable food system which provides good food for all. We support local food producers and most of the ingredients we use are organic.
I hope you enjoy your visit to the Community Chef website. Please contact us to find out more about us and the services we offer.
Robin van Creveld - Community Chef
It was a honour to be awarded the BBC Surrey and Sussex community hero good neighbour award. It felt amazing to be publicly recognized for my work. It was an inspiring and humbling evening and a privilege to share the experience with other people doing incredible community work. Here is a link to an interview […]
This summer, we’ve been running a series of Kitchen Fundamental online cookery workshops. Our aim is to help new and improver cooks to learn fundamental kitchen and cookery techniques from professional chefs and bakers. Here are some of the recipes we have been teaching: Montaditos A Spanish inspired open sandwich of crusty bread topped with […]
In these trying times we are pleased to be able to offer online cookery courses for isolated and vulnerable people. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Sussex Community Foundation we are able to offer low cost, subsidized places on courses for 2021: Courses are run via Zoom and we able to […]
My children have both had massive growth spurts recents. Perhaps, like many others, their insatiable appetites have been exacerbated by the lockdown. It sometimes feels like an endless carousel of meals and snacks. I’m sure our household is not unique. Here are recipes for a few tried and tested snacks I make for my family. […]
Being on lockdown is a great opportunity to practice your cooking skills and prepare delicious food. To help you on your way, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite recipes you can make using seasonal fresh and basic store cupboard ingredients. I hope you find these helpful and nourishing.
I’m delighted to announce that my Man with a Pan recipe book is now available to buy. A collection of over 150 delicious recipes from my award winning Man with a Pan cookery project for older and vulnerable men. These tried and tested recipes are perfect for any aspiring cook who wants to learn to […]
Our award winning Man with a Pan project is now up and running in East Sussex. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery’s Awards for All we will be running Man With a Pan courses and ongoing community cookery activities from our base at the Lewes Community Kitchen. These courses are an opportunity for older […]
As you may know, your votes helped us to win the People’s Projects, enabling us to deliver our Man with a Pan project in Surrey. I’m happy to be able to share some more good news. I’ve been honoured as a National Lottery Hero and awarded a “Big Surprise”The ‘Big Surprise’ is a 90-second weekly slot […]