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Cook for Good is a social enterprise that tackles food poverty and social isolation, connecting businesses with local communities, for the benefit of both. We've built a community kitchen on an estate in Kings Cross, where we run free cooking classes, community meals and a surplus food pantry. We also host cooking-based teambuilding experiences, sharing the profits (and the food) with local residents.

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Guardian journalist Alexandra Topping popped in to see what happens at Cook for Good, and wrote a smashing piece about us. It included some lovely comments by members of our community, including Pantry member Deolida (pictured).

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Newsflash: our community kitchen is open!

We’re excited to announce that our new kitchen is finished and ready for action. We’ve already hosted a number of community events and teambuilding sessions, as well as our first ever fundraising Supper Club, hosted by Ed Balls. Look out for more news on our programme of community cooking classes, coming soon.

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Now booking: in-person teambuilding events

With our kitchen now complete, we’re welcoming teams in to cook, connect and have fun together. We offer a choice of formats, a massive range of menus and an unforgettable experience. Take a look at our different options and feel free to contact us for a brief chat or a full proposal.

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Now open: our surplus food pantry

We’ve joined forces with The Felix Project (FareShare) to create a surplus food pantry at our Kings Cross kitchen. Members pay £3.50 a week, which entitles them to come in and shop for a basket of fresh, frozen and storecupboard ingredients (worth between £15 and £25).

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For the community

Our new community kitchen is a hub for food-based activities, ready to welcome local people of all ages. Sign up for a cooking class, become a member of our surplus food pantry, or join your neighbours for a community meal. Whether you love to cook or don’t know where to start, there’ll be something here for you.

For businesses

Our teambuilding cooking events are a great way for businesses to bring their people together to connect and learn, while releasing their inner chef. We’ll share the meals you make with local residents, and as all our profits are fed back into our work, you’ll also be supporting our wider community programme.

What you have brought to our community is something that other estates just don’t have. This year is such a tough one for people around here… it is great they have somewhere to come.

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Cook for Good was a special way for our team to come together, give back, and appreciate good food. The team had the best time chopping and cooking a delicious meal for us and the community. We will forever remember this event. Highly recommend!

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We had a brilliant time - such fun and some new (and unusual) friendships were forged in the heat of the kitchen. It really was a case of the sum of the parts being greater than the whole: good food, good company, good music, good times and doing good - but not just a good team challenge - the best!

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Our plans for this year

We’re looking to create connections, boost skills and reduce food waste, within our community and beyond. Here are our magic numbers.

7,800 community meals provided
community meals provided
10 tons redistributed food, avoiding waste
tons redistributed food, avoiding waste
648 community cooking class attendees
community cooking class attendees
100 pantry member households
pantry member households
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