Coming soon: Soup for Good, a book of recipes and stories from our community. Release date October 2024.
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Cook for Good is a social enterprise that’s tackling food insecurity, social isolation and barriers to work on a social housing estate in Kings Cross.
A volunteer with a community member in the Cook for Good kitchen near King CrossHealthy food for the community at a surplus food pantry
We run team cooking experiences in our shiny new kitchen, making huge quantities of food to share with local residents and outreach organisations.
And we use the profits to fund a community programme which includes free cooking classes, employment programmes and a surplus food pantry.
A corporate group eating a meal they cooked at a team building awayday in London
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.
A chef who will be cooking Thai food at a fundraising dinner

Coming soon: Soup for Good

This autumn, we’re launching Soup for Good, a beautifully produced book of recipes and stories from the Cook for Good community. Explore our favourite soups, no-stress breads and delicious toppings, and meet some of Priory Green’s much-loved characters.

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A chef who will be cooking Thai food at a fundraising dinner

Now booking: Annual packages

We've had so many of our corporate teams coming back for seconds (and thirds, and even fourths) that we've created an annual package. This includes four teambuilding events, a soup lunch at your offices hosted by our Community Brigade, and an apron for everyone who takes part.

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A surplus food pantry for the Priory Green Estate community, near Kings Cross

Extra sessions at our surplus food pantry

Due to overwhelming demand from our community, we're now offering morning and evening Pantry sessions. 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 £30 and £35).

Register your interest
A community member shopping in the Cook for Good surplus food pantry

Read all about it

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).

See article
Corporate colleagues cooking meals at a teambuilding day in London

Listen to us on the Off Air podcast

We were delighted to be visited by Jane Garvey, co-host of the Off Air with Jane and Fi podcast, who came in to record an episode all about us. Jane visited our kitchen and hung out in the Pantry, chatting to our co-founders and some of our staff and volunteers. It's a lovely insight into what we do and the warmth of the Cook for Good experience.

Listen here
A community member shopping in the Cook for Good surplus food pantry

We're award winners!

We're extremely proud to have been awarded Best Social Value Project at the SLVG Social Value Awards 2023. The judges described us as "A great example of collaborative working - from the re-use of idle space in the heart of Peabody's Kings Cross estate to the support sourced from local companies."

Our community programme

Cook, shop, eat and connect with us

A group cooking together at a corporate awayday in London

For businesses

Our corporate team building experiences are the most fun you can have in the kitchen, combining hot pans, cool tunes and the chance to give something back. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, working as a team to cook up to 100 meals to share with our community – and enough for yourselves to eat, too.

A group of children at a community cooking class near Kings Cross

For the community

Come and be part of the Cook for Good family, and get food, support and training on your doorstep. Whether you’d like to take part in a cooking class, choose a weekly basket of low-cost food, or pick up some skills and experience to help you into work, there’s a whole load of opportunities waiting here for you.

What happens at a team building event?

We recently hosted a team from Genuine Dining, one of our culinary partners, who made a film of their Cook & Serve experience. Here’s what they got up to.

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.

Community member
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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!

Keystone Law
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Our plans for 2024-25

We’ve set ourselves some hefty targets for this year.
Here’s what we’re hoping to achieve.

The target number of community meals we will provide in one year
community meals
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The target number of households who will join our Pantry
pantry member households
The number of opportunities provided to help people find employment
employment and enterprise opportunities
The number of people who will attend our community cooking classes
community cooking class attendees
The amount of food we aim to redistribute to avoid food waste
tonnes surplus food redistributed
Read about our ambitions

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