Aims and ambitions

“There’s a reason why the kitchen is the heart of a home. Cooking is a way to show that you care, and to connect with the people around you. Cook for Good does this on a large scale, bringing businesses and communities together through cooking to change the lives of everyone involved.”

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Robinne and Karen


Cook for Good is a not-for-profit organisation with a clear mission: to build confidence, connections and communities through food.

​We believe cooking has the power to bring people together and change lives, and that connecting businesses and communities through food can be transformational for both.

So we have created a model which uses cooking to build links within and beyond communities, allowing everyone involved to feel good about what they have made, and made happen.

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Community Kitchen

Our new community kitchen in Kings Cross, part-funded by our corporate teambuilding events, brings this model to life.

It is a hub for local residents, offering a programme of low and no-cost cooking courses and community meals, as well as a surplus food pantry.

And that’s just the start. We’re looking to share what we’ve learned with other community groups and replicate the Cook for Good model around the country.

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Our plans for our first year

We’ve set ourselves some hefty targets for our first year in operation at Kings Cross.
Here’s what we’re hoping to achieve.

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

Want to get involved?

If our aims match yours, and you’d like to get involved with our work, we’d love to hear from you. Take a look at the ways you can support us.

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