Join us for a delicious supper hosted by the co-founder of London’s award-winning Hoppers restaurant. All proceeds will go towards our community programme, tackling food poverty and social isolation on a housing estate in Kings Cross.
“How lucky are we to have Hoppers!”
It’s just eight years since Karan Gokani co-founded Hoppers, known as one of the first restaurants to make Sri Lankan food accessible in central London. Now, with two more restaurants, tons of awards and a best-selling cookbook to his name, he’s inviting you to an evening of food, cooking and conversation.
The event will begin with a drinks reception in the Cook for Good Kitchen, during which Karan will demonstrate how to cook one of his signature dishes. He’ll then join guests for a sit-down supper, inspired by recipes from Hoppers: The Cookbook, and cooked with our Community Brigade.
Karan will round off the evening with an interactive Q and A, and guests will have the opportunity to get a signed copy of his cookbook to take home.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Cook for Good’s community programme, which includes cooking classes, employability projects and access to low-cost, healthy food, for residents of the Priory Green Estate in Kings Cross.
About Karan Gokani
“Karan is one of the best cooks I have ever encountered.”
Karan grew up in Mumbai and moved to England in 2005 to study law at the University of Cambridge. But his passion for food never faded, and in 2012, he left his law career to pursue a career in hospitality, travelling across India and Sri Lanka to immerse himself in the food and culture of the countries.
In 2015, Karan co-founded Hoppers, a Sri Lankan and south Indian restaurant, which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2017. The third Hoppers opened in King’s Cross in 2020 and Hoppers: The Cookbook was published in 2022.
About Cook for Good
Cook for Good is a social enterprise which brings businesses and communities together through food, for the benefit of both. We have built a community kitchen on the Priory Green Estate in Kings Cross, from which we’re working to tackle food poverty and social isolation, boost cooking skills, and help local people into work.
Our programme includes free and low-cost cooking lessons, community meals and a surplus food pantry, largely funded by cooking-based corporate teambuilding events. We also run a micro-enterprise project, Cook for Good Soup, and are training a Community Brigade to access jobs in catering and hospitality.
“Cook for Good is a brilliant initiative and a fantastic example of third-sector innovation, using food and cooking to reduce food poverty and social isolation. It deserves to be replicated across the country.”
Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister