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BBC Community Hero Award for 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 […]

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Kitchen Fundamental – Recipes

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 […]

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Online cookery courses for isolated and vulnerable people

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 we are able to offer low cost, subsidized places on courses and workshops starting in July 2020: Courses and workshops are run via Zoom and we […]

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Man with a Pan recipe book now available

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 […]

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World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2019

We believe everyday should be mental health day! Our diet plays an important part in keeping a healthy mind and body. The saying goes, “let food be thy medicine. In my experience, cooking is stimulating, creative and therapeutic with edible results. Cooking for others always makes me feel good. Here are some recipes which are […]

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Kew Science Festival

We are delighted to be demonstrating our Food for the Future menu at Kew Gardens 0n the 20 and 21 July. We’ll be setting up a kitchen as part of the science cafe and doing double acts with some of Kew’s most esteemed scientists including yam expert Paul Wilkins and grain specialist Philippa Ryan. We’ll […]

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