What an amazing idea this is – and one which I’ve only just heard about on Radio 4, despite having lived in Lewes for years. If like me, you haven’t heard of it, do take a look at Community Chef – Cookery courses, workshops, training, demonstrations
The Community Chef was set up in 2001and runs courses for men who learn a portfolio of fundamental dishes, basic cookery techniques, menu planning and food hygiene. Every week the group prepares a meal which they share together and take another meal or two away for later.
The Community Chef (good food for all) won ITV’s Peoples Project and The BBC’s Community Hero award for this project which offers men of all ages who live alone, are isolated or in some way vulnerable, the opportunity to learn how to cook and be healthy while making friends, being active and building community.
Man with a Pan is one of many courses they run. They offer cookery demonstrations, training and mentoring, catering and community food consultancy.